On Tuesday Gov. Eric Greitens announced that he will resign from office. His resignation will be effective at 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018.
A legislative committee had been deliberating whether to bring impeachment proceedings against Greitens amid allegations that carry felony charges in Missouri.
Lt. Gov. Mike Parson will become governor and is expected to serve out the remainder of Greitens’ term.
“While we are saddened by the circumstances, we are optimistic that Governor Parson will continue and enhance pro-business policies, programs and efforts that were started by Governor Greitens as well as advancing his own priorities and ideas,” said Ray McCarty, president and CEO or Associated Industries of Missouri. “We thank Governor Greitens for his leadership and look forward to working closely with Governor Parson on issues that are important to all Missouri businesses,” he said.