Missouri Supreme Court Judge Mary Russell administers the oath to Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, becoming Missouri’s 57th governor while his wife Teresa, looks on in Jefferson City, Missouri on June 1, 2018.

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Mayor, County Exec. Report Good Meeting with Gov. Parson

Stenger says his conversation with Parson was much more frank and authentic than he's had with other governors.

June 07, 2018 - 10:48 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Missouri's new Gov. Mike Parson met in his office with two visitors from St. Louis - Mayor Lyda Krewson and County Executive Steve Stenger.

Krewson says the meeting was cordial and they talked about the importance of workforce development in the St. Louis region.

“I think we have a governor who understands the importance of the urban areas to the state and the economic engine that we are for the state, and he expressed - and I certainly believed him - that he really looks forward to working with us."

Krewson says they also talked about public safety, and the Bi-State Transit agency, but there were no requests made for state funds on this first meeting. 

Also at that meeting, Krewson says Parson agreed to visit St. Louis, and Stenger and Krewson agreed to travel with Parson to visit other parts of the state.

Stenger says his conversation with Parson was much more frank and authentic than he's had with other governors.

“I will tell you he seemed very interested in what the issues of the day are in our region, and our long term issues, so I think it’s going to be a very productive relationship. It was a very, very good first meeting,” he says.