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Gov. Parson: 'I look forward to serving the people of Missouri'

Missouri's 57th Governor tweeted Monday morning (Credit: Twitter) Missouri's 57th Governor tweeted Monday morning (Credit: Twitter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Missouri’s 57th Governor took to Twitter Monday morning as he began his first full week in the position.

Governor Mike Parson tweeted a photo of him with the caption: “It’s an honor to serve as Missouri’s 57th Governor. I look forward to serving the people of Missouri! Can’t wait to get this day started. #MissouriProud.”

Parson also said that Greitens brought together a great team of people for the state and praised the cabinet.

Included in that group that met the Parson was MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna.

"It was great, open, frank. The focus of the cabinet is to serve the people of Missouri and that came through loud and clear," said McKenna. 

Parson was sworn in Friday evening after Greitens resigned amid scandal. The state of Missouri does not have a current Lt. Governor and no official way to appoint a a new one.

 "There's going to be discussion that, I don't like the state of Missouri being without a Lt. Governor," said Parson. "For me I aim to use that position to help with the transition, if there was a time for those two offices to be working together it's now."

 Parson says one of his first orders of business is to meet with St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. 

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