JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preparations are well underway for the swearing in of Missouri’s next governor.
Following the stepping down of Gov. Eric Greitens, Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Parson will fill the vacancy, being sworn in on the evening of Friday, June 1.
Parson will first attend a private prayer service at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, starting at 4 p.m., before making his way to the Governor’s Office for the swearing-in ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Judge Mary Rhodes Russell of the Missouri Supreme Court will preside over the ceremony.
Here’s the schedule:
(First Baptist Church, 301 E. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65101)
(Governor’s Office, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Room 216, Jefferson City, MO 65101)
- Both events are private and not open to the general public, but media will be allowed in attendance to both.
Benjamin Peters is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine, and also produces the #MoLeg Podcast. He joined the Missouri Times in 2016 after working as a sports editor and TV news producer in mid-Missouri. Benjamin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield. To contact Benjamin, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @BenjaminDPeters.