Columbia, Mo., – This morning, the Missouri Pork Association announced their endorsement of Mike Parson for Lieutenant Governor.
“Mike has been a tireless crusader for Missouri agriculture, and the Missouri Pork Association is proud to endorse his campaign. Having a true voice for agriculture in statewide office is absolutely essential, as agriculture is our state’s number one industry. We need more voices in government who understand what it takes to run a farm, and I know that Mike will be a strong voice for Missouri farmers,” said Scott Phillips, chairman of the Missouri Pork Association.
“I want to thank the Missouri Pork Association for endorsing my campaign. I truly appreciate it,” said Mike Parson. “Our state’s pork producers are vital to our economy. They feed not only Missouri families, but families across the world. Unfortunately, there are many out-of-state groups who don’t understand agriculture and don’t comprehend the important role farmers play in feeding our world. If elected as Lieutenant Governor, I will continue working to protect Missouri’s farmers from attacks, ensuring that Missouri’s agriculture industry remains strong and vibrant.”
Senator Mike Parson, a former Sergeant in the U.S. Army, served as Polk County Sheriff for twelve years, served in the Missouri House of Representatives, and is currently working for Missourians in the State Senate. Senator Parson was the Senate leader in the effort to put the Right to Farm Constitutional Amendment before the voters, helping to protect Missouri agriculture.
Senator Parson, a Missouri native and third-generation farmer, lives in Bolivar with his wife, Teresa, where they own and operate a cattle farm. They have two children and five grandchildren and are members of First Baptist Church of Bolivar.
The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to www.mopork.com, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.