Governor Mike Parson has appointed Mike Kehoe (R) as the new Lieutenant Governor of the State of Missouri. In the press release from the office of the Governor, Parson said, “The Lieutenant Governor position is an important position, not just because of duties assigned by Missouri law and the state constitution, but also to reassure Missourians that all operations of state government will continue.” He continued, “Mike is someone who will bring great experience to the Lieutenant Governor’s office as part of this administration. He will provide valuable leadership experience to Missouri as well.”
Kehoe was first elected in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. He serves the 6th District which encompasses Kansas City, Liberty, and almost the entire northern portion of the state, touching the Kansas, Iowa and Illinois state lines.
Before his appointment today, Kehoe was serving as the state’s Senate Majority Leader. He was not up for re-election this year because of term limits.
Republican Senator Roy Blunt release the following statement in support of Kehoe’s appointment:
“Mike Kehoe is a great friend and great public official. He truly understands the importance of good jobs to our economy and to families. Mike has worked tirelessly to ensure we have the infrastructure in place to compete and a prepared workforce to grow our economy. His experience as a business owner, cattle rancher, and state senator will make him an asset to the Parson administration, and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”