Governor Parson to Be Sworn in During Bicentennial Inauguration

To kick off Missouri’s 200th birthday of officially becoming a state, Governor Mike Parson will be sworn into office today with a celebration of a Bicentennial Inauguration. Governor Parson will be sworn in for his first full term as governor, as well as Attorney General Eric Schmitt, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick – only Ashcroft had been elected to his position before November 2020.

The ceremony’s events will start at approximately 11 a.m. on the south lawn of the Capitol. Following the inauguration ceremony, the committee will release information about future inaugural events, such as the traditional inaugural ball and parade, in conjunction with Missouri’s bicentennial celebrations later in the year. August 10, 2021, will mark the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s entry as the 24th state of the United States.