Lieutenant Governor Kehoe to Serve as Acting Governor While Governor Parson Leads Trade Mission to Italy

Government and Politics

May 17, 2024

From: Missouri Governor Mike Parson

JEFFERSON CITY - On May 17, 2024, Governor Mike Parson announced that Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe will serve as Missouri's Acting Governor while he leads a trade mission delegation to Italy. Lieutenant Governor Kehoe will serve in the Acting Governor capacity from May 18 - June 4, 2024.

"Each time we've been overseas, Lt. Governor Kehoe has always dutifully answered the call to ensure state government continues operating efficiently and effectively," Governor Parson said. "We know Lt. Governor Kehoe offers a steady hand of leadership that Missourians can count on."

Consistent with Governor Parson’s infrastructure and economic development priorities, the goal of the Italy Trade Mission is to build relationships with key international figures to promote Missouri’s strong capacity for trade. Governor Parson will meet with various government officials, diplomats, and business leaders to promote Missouri as a prime destination for business investment and expansion.

While the trade mission itself runs May 18 - 25, 2024, Governor Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will be taking some personal time for their own private travels once the trade mission concludes.