Mike Parson wins Republican nomination
JEFFERSON CITY — Current Missouri Governor Mike Parson will be on the ballot in November after securing the Republican nomination Tuesday night.
Parson will face off against Democratic nominee Nicole Galloway.
Inside the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Parson held a virtual speech after the official results came in. Parson started with thank you remarks to everyone who watched and voted.
"Eleven months ago I stood in my hometown of Bolivar, Missouri, to announce that I was running," Parson said. "During my time as Governor, our economy was booming, we had historic low unemployment and record wage growth."
Parson said he has accomplished much as the 57th governor of Missouri.
"As Governor I have been tested since Day 1 —leading Missouri through historic drought, floods, tornadoes, COVID-19 and civil unrest. I am ready to continue moving this state forward," Parson said.
Parson said when 2020 began, no one anticipated the challenges we would face.
"Our priorities changed as COVID-19 reached our communities...protecting the health and safety of all Missourian continues to be our number one guiding principle," Parson said.
Moving forward to November's election, Parson said he wants to build the workforce, provide new opportunities, increase infrastructure efforts and crack down on violence.
"Together we will protect the American dream so every Missourian has the chance to pursue it," Parson said. "We will meet these challenges before us and together we will move Missouri forward with common sense, hard work, faith, honor and integrity."
Gov. Parson ended his speech with, "It's an honor and privilege to serve as your 57th Governor. God bless you. God bless Missouri. God bless the United States of America."