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Jefferson City, Missouri (KMIZ)
Missouri’s next Attorney General will be sworn in at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Supreme Court Building in Jefferson.
Andrew Bailey was appointed as the next Attorney General by Gov. Mike Parson on November 23. The position was opened after Eric Schmidt was elected to the US Senate last November. Bailey previously served as General Counsel to the Governor’s Office.
At a press conference on November 23, Mr. Person said, “He is a conservative, competent attorney, a former prosecutor, a U.S. Army veteran, a man with a family and four children. I’m a father to a child, and I’m from a religious, proud Missouri state.”
I appoint Andrew Bailey as the next Attorney General of Missouri.
Andrew’s appointment fills a vacancy created by the next election @AGEricSchmitt to the US Senate.
— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) November 23, 2022
This is Mr. Parson’s second appointment as Attorney General. Schmidt was also appointed after Josh Hawley was elected to the U.S. Senate in his 2018.
Bailey was appointed General Counsel to the Governor’s Office in March 2021. Prior to that, he served as Warren County’s Assistant Attorney and Assistant Attorney General. He was deployed to Iraq twice during his service in the army.
Mr. Parson said in November that one of the reasons he appointed Mr. Bailey was to ensure the stability of the office. Bailey plans to run for attorney general in 2024.