JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - Missouri’s 43rd Attorney General Eric Schmitt was sworn in on Thursday, Jan. 3.
In remarks following the swearing-in, Schmitt emphasized his duty is to protect Missourians, and to serve as the lawyer for all six million Missourians.
Governor Mike Parson appointed Schmitt as the state’s next Attorney General to replace Josh Hawley who was voted in as U.S. Senator on Nov. 6.
Hawley’s resignation from the Office of Attorney General is effective on Jan. 3, the same day as his swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill.
Gov. Mike Parson recently appointed Republican Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick as the next state treasurer and will be sworn in later this month.