This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of June 18, 2018

   

Parson appoints Kehoe as Lt. Gov., heads to D.C to meet with President Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Three weeks into the job and Gov. Mike Parson has been quite busy every day in his new role as the chief executive for the Show-Me State.

Parson started the week off with a major announcement, appointing Sen. Mike Kehoe as the next lieutenant governor on Monday.

Governor Parson names Mike Kehoe as next lieutenant governor

“Mike is someone who will bring great experience to the Lieutenant Governor’s office as part of this administration,” Parson said. “He will provide valuable leadership experience to Missouri as well.”

That move, however, was quickly challenged by the Missouri Democratic Party.

Democrats seek to block Kehoe’s appointment, file suit calling for special election to address vacancy

Parson later in the week met with some of the St. Louis area’s top employers including Boeing, Schnuck Markets, Regional Business Council, Washington University, and Mercy Hospital. The Governor also was scheduled to meet individually with St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger.

On Thursday, Parson traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Donald Trump and Cabinet members.

Gov. Parson meets with President Trump, talks Missouri’s top priorities

On Friday, Parson returned to the Capitol to put his signature to legislation for the first time as governor.

Parson signs five bills into law

 

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 benjamin@themissouritimes.com or follow him on Twitter @BenjaminDPeters.