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Governor Parson Announces Evan Rodriguez as New General Counsel

Evan Rodriguez - Photo courtesy of the Missouri Governor's Office of Communications

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – On Tuesday, Governor Parson announced that he has selected Evan Rodriguez, 28, to serve as General Counsel for the Office of the Governor effective March 1, 2023. Mr. Rodriguez joined the Governor's Office as Deputy General Counsel in April 2021.

"We've all enjoyed having Evan on the team, and we're excited to elevate him to this position to serve as General Counsel," Governor Parson said. "Evan is a talented young attorney who has proven himself time and time again. From his expert legal mind, strong work ethic, and passion for public service, we are confident in his ability to lead. Evan has become a true asset to our office, and we know he will continue to serve the people of Missouri with honor and respect – just as he has done since they day he joined our team." 

"I am humbled and grateful that Governor Parson has entrusted me to serve as his General Counsel," Evan Rodriguez, Governor's Office General Counsel, said. "The Governor and Missourians deserve excellence. It is not only the goal but the expectation, and I intend to deliver. I am committed to continuing the high level of service this Office represents and the people of Missouri demand."

Immediately prior to serving as Deputy General Counsel for the Governor's Office, Mr. Rodriguez served as a Legislative Analyst for the Missouri House of Representatives. He joined the Missouri Attorney General's Office as an Assistant Attorney General directly out of law school.

Mr. Rodriguez earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Missouri–Kansas City and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law. 


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