Missouri Governor Mike Parson is going to run for governor for the first time.
Governor Parson, who took over as governor after the resignation of Eric Greitens, made the announcement Sunday in his hometown of Bolivar.
“We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue the American Dream,” Parson told the crowd.
Parson told the crowd that he would like to increase manufacturing jobs in Missouri without raising taxes. He also continued his advocacy of improving education and opposition to abortion in the state.
Parson credited his upbringing in the Bolivar area for giving him the values he uses as governor.
“Like a lot of young people I had to learn a number of lessons the hard way,” Parson said. “…but the common sense values I learned from this community gave me direction.”
The campaign will use a number of slogans around the phrase “Mike Parson Works.”
Likely Democratic opponent Nicole Galloway told media outlets she felt the state couldn’t afford four more years of Governor Parson.