JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Governor Mike Parson today announced that Christopher K. Limbaugh, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney, will serve as the top lawyer in the Governor’s Office.
“Limbaugh brings proven legal experience to our office,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Not only does he have a wealth of courtroom experience, but his legal work on governmental affairs for the Cape Girardeau County Commission and his state legislature work with the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys is the kind of experience that will benefit our office.”
Limbaugh was appointed to Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney in 2012 by then-Governor, Jay Nixon, to an unexpired term of office. In 2014, he was elected to serve a four- year term without opposition. As Prosecuting Attorney, he has overseen more than 2,000 felony and misdemeanor cases per year, and he has personally tried more than 20 jury trials, including capital murder, first and second degree murder, possession and distribution of controlled substances, and other offenses.
“Chris Limbaugh has done an exceptional job in leading the Cape Girardeau County prosecutor’s office. His knowledge of the law and ability to keep Missourians safe leaves him exceptionally qualified to take this next step to help Governor Parson,” said Missouri Congressman Jason Smith. “Missouri will be well served with Chris’ ability to effectively advise and guide the Governor.”
“Chris Limbaugh has a reputation as a fine lawyer and public servant of the law,” said Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson. “He will be a valued resource for Governor Parson.”
Limbaugh is a graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He is also the son of Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr., who currently serves as a United States District Judge and former Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri, and he is grandson of Stephen Limbaugh, Sr., a retired United States District Judge, who is now in private practice.