(Farmington) The path to becoming the 57th Governor of Missouri began for Mike Parson in Hickory County in 1955.

He served two tours in the Army as a Military Policeman then served 12 years as Sheriff of Polk County.

When he bought his first gas station in 1984, he tells KREI Radio he never expected he would eventually be the executive legislative leader in the Show-Me State.

Mike Parson was elected to the Missouri House in 2004 moving to the Senate in 2010, then in 2016 was elected Lieutenant Governor.

He became Governor in 2018 when Eric Greitens resigned from that office.