JEFFERSON CITY – Leaders of the Missouri Senate’s Majority Caucus issued the following statements after the governor’s remarks during Monday’s joint legislative session.

“For 14 years I’ve watched my friend and colleague, Mike Parson, proudly and effectively serve the state of Missouri, first as a representative, senator, lt. governor and now governor. There is no one more prepared to take on this challenge. His strong dedication to agriculture and economic development will help us set the framework that will lead to a better quality of life for all Missourians. I am eager to work with Gov. Parson and his staff as we actively work together to move our great state forward.”

Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin

District 32

“After serving six years in the Senate with Mike Parson, I know he is well-prepared for this job. He is not only thoughtful and deliberate, but he is a man of his word. I share his vision to create a stronger, more robust Missouri. We have many challenges ahead of us, but we have a very capable chief executive in place. Together, we will continue making Missouri one of the top states in the country to live, work and raise a family.”

Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City

District 6