A State Senator from Bolivar who won Tuesday’s Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor wants to change the tone of Missouri politics. Mike Parson defeated attorney Bev Randles on Tuesday.
“I think we’ve seen in this primary what’s occurred, of the things that are trying to destroy one’s honor and one’s character and I think we’re pushing the envelope too far in our campaigns. And we need to get back to contrast, saying what the differences are,” Parson says.
Parson tells Missourinet voters are looking for a candidate they can trust.
“When you look into their eyes or they look into yours, I think they want to say, hey, is this somebody that’s really going to do what he says he is? And I think we proved that, we stayed on that message all summer and I think people believed in what we said,” Parson says.
Parson served three terms in the Missouri House, and is in his second Senate term.
He’ll face former St. Louis Congressman Russ Carnahan in November. Carnahan served eight years in Congress, from 2005 to January 2013.