Gov. Parson names Andrew Bailey as Missouri’s new attorney general

Missouri's new attorney general will have to decided whether or not to pursue cases opened by his predecessors
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 4:01 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2022 at 10:53 AM CST
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Governor Mike Parson announced he is appointing Andrew Bailey as the next attorney general.

The announcement was made at a news conference on Wednesday, November 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the State Capitol.

Bailey will replace U.S. Senator-Elect Eric Schmitt as attorney general of the State of Missouri.

Earlier in November, Schmitt won the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Republican Roy Blunt.

During the news briefing, Bailey said he plans to run for Missouri attorney general in 2024 year when his appointment will expire and wants to bring stability to the AG’s office.

Bailey is the second Missouri attorney general Parson has appointed.

“I’m going to bring my leadership, my legal experience, my fighting spirit and all of the intellectual firepower I have to bare on this mission., and I will deliver victories for the people of this state,” said Bailey.

Gov. Parson said his office is looking forward to having Bailey keep this office and will back him politically.

Bailey has never held an elected office.

He currently serves as general counsel to the Office of Governor Mike Parson.

According to Parson, Bailey has also served as a Missouri assistant attorney general, assistant prosecuting attorney for the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, as general counsel for the Missouri Department of Corrections and is an Army veteran.

“My entire career has been defined by public service, and now I’m ready to continue that service as your Attorney General, where I will work tirelessly to earn your trust and never stop fighting on your behalf,” stated Bailey in a release.

In addition to public service, Bailey shared during the news briefing that he and his wife became foster parents and they have four children.