(COLUMBIA) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson spoke to members of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce at their Quarterly Membership Breakfast this morning. Speaking to a crowd of over 400 members, Parson discussed recent happenings at the state capitol and what he learned from Missourians after the recent election cycle.

“My goal as the second highest elected official in our state is to make Governor Greitens the most successful he can be,” said Lieutenant Governor Parson. Speaking on the governor’s State of the State address, the Lieutenant Governor reiterated that many changes are happening in Jefferson City like Right to Work, tort reform and regulatory reform. “These reforms stem from what myself and my colleagues heard on the campaign trail. Missourians want honest representatives to do the people’s work, and allow them to lead their own lives,” Parson said.

The Lieutenant Governor also discussed the responsibilities of both government and the private sector when creating jobs. “It is not government’s role to create jobs, but rather give businesses the tools needed to be successful,” Parson said. “As your Lieutenant Governor, I will use all the resources at my disposal to roll back burdensome regulations, ensure you have the resources needed to prosper, and pass on the values of hard work to the next generations of Missourians,” said Lieutenant Governor Parson.

Parson was sworn in as Missouri’s 47th Lieutenant Governor on January 9. The Lieutenant Governor is the second highest constitutional office in Missouri, with executive and legislative responsibilities.