Gov. Mike Parson, from what we can surmise, is batting 1,000 when it comes to appointments. His latest is for the position of attorney general.
The office will be vacated due to the election of Josh Hawley to the U.S. Senate. Hawley was in his second year as attorney general when he was elected to the Senate, unseating veteran Claire McCaskill.
Gov. Parson has appointed Eric Schmitt to be attorney general. He has been serving as state treasurer. Schmitt lives in St. Louis County. He is a graduate of DeSmet High School and the law school at St. Louis University. His qualifications are first-rate.
Schmitt’s values mirror those of the governor.
A solid family man, Schmitt has a son who has health problems and that has given him more compassion for the afflicted — the most vulnerable. He served in the General Assembly and is well versed in government affairs. As far as we know, he has management skills and knows the law with grassroots experience.
Gov. Parson made a good appointment with Schmitt as the attorney general.