Bob Holden served as the 53rd Governor of Missouri from 2001 to 2005. Before that, he was the State Treasurer of Missouri from 1993 to 2001 and represented the 136th district in the Missouri House of Representatives from 1983 to 1989.
In principle, l support capital punishment. During my term as governor, 20 men were executed. I also realize, however, there are unique occasions when Missourians are wisely served by the governor exercising the office’s clemency powers. The scheduled Oct. 5 execution of Ernest Johnson, I believe, is one such instance. A review of pertinent documents […]