Governor Parson Secures Historic Primary Election Night Victory
For the first time in 32 years, Missouri Republicans have nominated a sitting Republican Governor for a second term. Following primary election returns, tonight Mike Parson was selected to be the official Republican nominee for governor, and addressed Missourians through a virtual event.
"As Governor I have been tested since Day 1 leading Missouri through historic drought, floods, tornadoes, COVID-19, and civil unrest - and I am hopeful for the future of our state," said Governor Parson. "To protect Missourians in this job and create new opportunities for Missouri working families, experience matters. You have to show up to do the hard work every day, and lead. There is no on-the-job training for the Office of Governor."
"The simple fact is that today we are at a critical moment with two different paths. We can change who we are by embracing the ideas of the radical left to turn back the progress we have made, and we can enact more regulations, more mandates, increase taxes, and make Jefferson City more powerful," said Governor Parson. "Or we can continue to bring jobs to Missouri, continue to improve our workforce, fund education, rebuild our infrastructure, and create real opportunities for Missourians."
"We congratulate Governor Parson on this critical step as he continues to help Missouri move forward," said Ray McCarty, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Missouri. "We applaud his focus on workforce development and infrastructure, as well as his careful approach in helping Missouri navigate the COVID-19 pandemic."
"It's a historic evening for Republicans in the State of Missouri," Parson Campaign Manager Steele Shippy said. "Missourians know they can trust Mike Parson to work day and night to protect our state and make the tough decisions, and that is a stark contrast to the radical left politicians who want to promote extreme policies in Missouri that would halt the progress we have made for job creation and our economy."