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LISTEN: Incoming Missouri Governor Mike Parson on KMOX

Parson says he's up to the challenge of filling the remainder of Eric Greitens' term.

June 01, 2018 - 10:33 am
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) - Incoming Missouri governor Mike Parson says he's up to the challenge of filling the remainder of Eric Greitens' term.

"In my career, I've had the opportunities to handle tough situations before, by running a business, by being a sheriff, by being in the legislature," he tells KMOX. "So at least I have the experience to draw on, and frankly the wisdom to draw on."


 
Speaking with KMOX's John Hancock, the soon-to-be former lieutenant governor said his Sunday School class from Bolivar is coming up to attend a private church service in Jefferson City prior to his swearing-in.

"The office of governor ... it was here long before I got here, and it will be here long after I'm gone," Parson says. "And it's important that we maintain the office of governor, and that we show the people of Missouri - to assure them - that everything's fine, and government is going to go forward, and going to work, and we're going to try to do what we feel is best to help the people of the state of Missouri."

KMOX will be covering Parson's swearing-in with reporters Michael Calhoun and Phill Brooks at the capitol.