Missouri House of Representatives
Missouri General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 9, 2021
Rob Vescovo (R)
since January 9, 2021
Speaker pro tempore
John Wiemann (R)
since January 9, 2019
Majority Leader
Dean Plocher (R)
since January 9, 2021
Minority Leader
Crystal Quade (D)
since January 9, 2019
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Political groups
  •   Republican (107)



  •    Vacant (7)
Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle III, Missouri Constitution
Salary$35,915/year + per diem[1]
Last election
November 3, 2020
(163 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(163 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
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House of Representatives Chamber
Missouri State Capitol
Jefferson City, Missouri
Missouri House of Representatives

The Missouri House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Missouri General Assembly. It has 163 members, representing districts with an average size of 37,000 residents. House members are elected for two-year terms during general elections held in even-numbered years.

Missouri's house is the fourth largest in the United States even as the state ranks 18th in population. The only states with a larger lower house in the United States are New Hampshire (400), Pennsylvania (203) and Georgia (180).[2][3] Republicans have controlled the State House since 2003.[4]

The next election will be held in 2022.


The Missouri House of Representatives meets annually beginning on the Wednesday after the first Monday in January.[5] A part-time legislature, it concludes session business by May 30. To serve in the chamber, an individual must have attained the age of 24 and have resided in their district for a period of one year preceding the election. State representatives are paid $35,915 per year, with a per diem of $121 per day. The Speaker of the House is the most powerful individual in the chamber, elected by all members of the House. The Speaker makes an additional $2,500 per year in accordance with state law. Representatives are term-limited to a maximum of four terms, or eight years, in the chamber.


Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Ind Vacant
End of previous session 114 47 0 161 2
Start of 2021 session 114 48 0 162 1
After April 6 special election[6] 114 49 0 163 0
Beginning of 2022 session[7][8][9] 108 49 0 157 6
Latest voting share 68.8% 31.2%


Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Rob Vescovo Rep 112
Speaker Pro Tempore John Wiemann Rep 103
Majority Leader Dean Plocher Rep 89
Assistant Majority Floor Leader Hannah Kelly Rep 141
Majority Whip Allen Andrews Rep 1
Majority Caucus Chair Sara Walsh Rep 50
Minority Leader Crystal Quade Dem 132
Assistant Minority Floor Leader Richard Brown Dem 27
Minority Whip Doug Clemens Dem 72
Minority Caucus Chair Ingrid Burnett Dem 19


List of current representatives

District Representative Party Since Residence Counties represented
1 Allen Andrews Republican 2015 Grant City Atchison, Holt, Nodaway, Worth
2 J. Eggleston Republican 2015 Maysville Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Harrison
3 Danny Busick Republican 2019 Newtown Adair, Mercer, Putnam, Sullivan
4 Greg Sharpe Republican 2019 Ewing Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Schuyler, Scotland
5 Louis Riggs Republican 2019 Hannibal Marion, Monroe, Shelby
6 Ed Lewis Republican 2021 Moberly Linn, Macon, Randolph
7 Rusty Black Republican 2017 Chillicothe Grundy, Linn, Livingston
8 Randy Railsback Republican 2021 Hamilton Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, Ray
9 Dean Van Schoiack Republican 2021 Savannah Andrew, Buchanan
10 Bill Falkner Republican 2019 St. Joseph Buchanan
11 Brenda Shields Republican 2019 St. Joseph Buchanan, Platte
12 Josh Hurlbert Republican 2021 Smithville Clay, Platte
13 Sean Pouche Republican 2021 Kansas City Platte
14 Ashley Aune Democratic 2021 Kansas City Clay, Platte
15 Maggie Nurrenbern Democratic 2021 Kansas City Clay
16 Chris Brown Republican 2021 Kansas City Clay
17 Mark Ellebracht Democratic 2017 Liberty Clay
18 Wes Rogers Democratic 2019 Kansas City Clay
19 Ingrid Burnett Democratic 2017 Kansas City Jackson
20 Bill Kidd Republican 2015 Buckner Jackson
21 Robert Sauls Democratic 2019 Independence Jackson
22 Yolanda Young Democratic 2020 Kansas City Jackson
23 Michael Johnson Democratic 2021 Kansas City Jackson
24 Emily Weber Democratic 2021 Kansas City Jackson
25 Patty Lewis Democratic 2021 Kansas City Jackson
26 Ashley Bland Manlove Democratic 2019 Kansas City Jackson
27 Richard Brown Democratic 2017 Kansas City Jackson
28 Jerome Barnes Democratic 2017 Raytown Jackson
29 Rory Rowland Democratic 2016 Independence Jackson
30 Jonathan Patterson Republican 2019 Lee's Summit Jackson
31 Dan Stacy Republican 2017 Blue Springs Jackson
32 Jeff Coleman Republican 2019 Grain Valley Jackson
33 Chris Sander Republican 2021 Lone Jack Cass, Jackson, Lafayette
34 Vacant since Rick Roeber's expulsion in April 2021[11] Vacant Jackson
35 Keri Ingle Democratic 2019 Lee's Summit Jackson
36 Mark Sharp Democratic 2020 Kansas City Jackson
37 Annette Turnbaugh Democratic 2021 Grandview Cass, Jackson
38 Doug Richey Republican 2019 Excelsior Springs Clay
39 Peggy McGaugh Republican 2018 Carrollton Carroll, Chariton, Ray
40 Chad Perkins Republican 2021 Bowling Green Lincoln, Monroe, Pike, Ralls
41 Randy Pietzman Republican 2015 Troy Lincoln
42 Jeff Porter Republican 2019 Montgomery City Gasconade, Montgomery, St. Charles, Warren
43 Kent Haden Republican 2019 Mexico Audrain, Callaway
44 Cheri Toalson Reisch Republican 2017 Hallsville Boone, Randolph
45 David Tyson Smith Democratic 2021 Columbia Boone
46 Martha Stevens Democratic 2017 Columbia Boone
47 Chuck Basye Republican 2015 Rocheport Boone, Cooper, Howard, Randolph
48 Tim Taylor Republican 2021 Bunceton Chariton, Cooper, Howard, Pettis, Randolph, Saline
49 Travis Fitzwater Republican 2015 Holts Summit Callaway, Cole
50 Sara Walsh Republican 2017 Ashland Boone, Cole, Cooper, Moniteau
51 Kurtis Gregory Republican 2021 Marshall Johnson, Pettis, Saline
52 Brad Pollitt Republican 2019 Sedalia Johnson, Pettis
53 Terry Thompson Republican 2021 Lexington Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette
54 Dan Houx Republican 2017 Warrensburg Johnson, Pettis
55 Mike Haffner Republican 2019 Pleasant Hill Cass
56 Michael Davis Republican 2021 Kansas City Bates, Cass, Jackson
57 Rodger Reedy Republican 2019 Windsor Bates, Benton, Cass, Henry
58 Willard Haley Republican 2021 Eldon Miller, Moniteau, Morgan
59 Rudy Veit Republican 2019 Wardsville Cole, Miller
60 Dave Griffith Republican 2019 Jefferson City Cole
61 Vacant since resignation of Aaron Griesheimer in January 2022[9] Vacant Franklin, Gasconade, Osage
62 Bruce Sassmann Republican 2021 Bland Cole, Crawford, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps
63 Richard West Republican 2021 New Melle St. Charles, Warren
64 Tony Lovasco Republican 2019 O'Fallon Lincoln, St. Charles
65 Vacant due to death of Tom Hannegan[8] Vacant St. Charles
66 Marlene Terry Democratic 2021 St. Louis St. Louis City, St. Louis County
67 Neil Smith Democratic 2021 St. Louis St. Louis County
68 Jay Mosley Democratic 2017 Florissant St. Louis County
69 Gretchen Bangert Democratic 2017 Florissant St. Louis County
70 Paula Brown Democratic 2019 Hazelwood St. Charles, St. Louis County
71 LaDonna Appelbaum Democratic 2019 St. Louis St. Louis County
72 Doug Clemens Democratic 2019 St. Ann St. Louis County
73 Raychel Proudie Democratic 2019 Ferguson St. Louis County
74 Michael Person Democratic 2020 Ferguson St. Louis County
75 Alan Gray Democratic 2017 Black Jack St. Louis County
76 Marlon Anderson Democratic 2021 St. Louis St. Louis City
77 Kimberly-Ann Collins Democratic 2021 St. Louis St. Louis City
78 Rasheen Aldridge Jr. Democratic 2020 St. Louis St. Louis City
79 LaKeySha Frazier-Bosley Democratic 2019 St. Louis St. Louis City
80 Peter Merideth Democratic 2017 St. Louis St. Louis City
81 Steve Butz Democratic 2019 St. Louis St. Louis City
82 Donna Baringer Democratic 2017 St. Louis St. Louis City
83 Jo Doll Democratic 2021 St. Louis St. Louis City, St. Louis County
84 Wiley Price IV Democratic 2019 St. Louis St. Louis City
85 Kevin Windham Jr. Democratic 2019 Hillsdale St. Louis County
86 Joe Adams Democratic 2021 University City St. Louis County
87 Ian Mackey Democratic 2019 St. Louis St. Louis County
88 Tracy McCreery Democratic 2015 St. Louis St. Louis County
89 Dean Plocher Republican 2016 St. Louis St. Louis County
90 Barbara Phifer Democratic 2021 St. Louis St. Louis County
91 Sarah Unsicker Democratic 2017 Shrewsbury St. Louis City, St. Louis County
92 Michael Burton Democratic 2021 Lakeshire St. Louis County
93 Bridget Walsh Moore Democratic 2021 St. Louis St. Louis City, St. Louis County
94 Jim Murphy Republican 2019 St. Louis St. Louis County
95 Michael O'Donnell Republican 2019 St. Louis St. Louis County
96 David Gregory Republican 2017 St. Louis St. Louis County
97 Mary Elizabeth Coleman Republican 2019 Arnold Jefferson, St. Louis County
98 Shamed Dogan Republican 2015 Ballwin St. Louis County
99 Trish Gunby Democratic 2020 Ballwin St. Louis County
100 Derek Grier Republican 2017 Chesterfield St. Louis County
101 Bruce DeGroot Republican 2017 Ellisville St. Louis County
102 Ron Hicks Republican 2019 Dardenne Prairie St. Charles
103 John Wiemann Republican 2015 O'Fallon St. Charles
104 Adam Schnelting Republican 2019 St. Charles St. Charles
105 Phil Christofanelli Republican 2017 St. Peters St. Charles
106 Adam Schwadron Republican 2021 St. Charles St. Charles
107 Nick Schroer Republican 2017 O'Fallon St. Charles
108 Vacant since Justin Hill's resignation in January 2022[9] Vacant St. Charles
109 John Simmons Republican 2019 Washington Franklin
110 Dottie Bailey Republican 2019 Eureka Franklin, St. Louis County
111 Shane Roden Republican 2015 Cedar Hill Jefferson
112 Rob Vescovo Republican 2015 Arnold Jefferson
113 Dan Shaul Republican 2015 Imperial Jefferson
114 Vacant since Becky Ruth's resignation in November 2021[9] Vacant Jefferson
115 Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway Republican 2021 Festus Jefferson, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve
116 Dale Wright Republican 2019 Farmington Perry, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve
117 Mike Henderson Republican 2017 Bonne Terre St. Francois
118 Mike McGirl Republican 2019 Potosi Jefferson, Washington
119 Nate Tate Republican 2017 St. Clair Franklin, Washington
120 Jason Chipman Republican 2015 Steelville Crawford, Phelps
121 Don Mayhew Republican 2019 Crocker Phelps, Pulaski
122 Bill Hardwick Republican 2021 Waynesville Pulaski
123 Suzie Pollock Republican 2019 Lebanon Camden, Laclede
124 Lisa Thomas Republican 2021 Lake Ozark Camden, Miller
125 Jim Kalberloh Republican 2021 Lowry City Benton, Cedar, Hickory, St. Clair
126 Patricia Pike Republican 2015 Adrian Bates, Vernon
127 Ann Kelley Republican 2019 Lamar Barton, Cedar, Dade, Jasper
128 Mike Stephens Republican 2017 Bolivar Cedar, Polk
129 Jeff Knight Republican 2018 Lebanon Dallas, Laclede
130 Bishop Davidson Republican 2021 Republic Greene
131 Bill Owen Republican 2021 Springfield Greene
132 Crystal Quade Democratic 2017 Springfield Greene
133 Curtis Trent Republican 2017 Springfield Greene
134 Alex Riley Republican 2021 Springfield Greene
135 Betsy Fogle Democratic 2021 Springfield Greene
136 Craig Fishel Republican 2019 Springfield Greene
137 John Black Republican 2019 Marshfield Greene, Webster
138 Brad Hudson Republican 2019 Cape Fair Christian, Stone, Taney
139 Jered Taylor Republican 2015 Republic Christian
140 Vacant since Tricia Derges's resignation after being convicted on federal corruption charges in July 2022[12] Vacant Nixa Christian
141 Hannah Kelly Republican 2017 Mountain Grove Webster, Wright
142 Bennie Cook Republican 2021 Houston Howell, Phelps, Pulaski, Texas
143 Ron Copeland Republican 2021 Salem Dent, Oregon, Reynolds, Shannon
144 Chris Dinkins Republican 2018 Annapolis Iron, Reynolds, Washington, Wayne
145 Rick Francis Republican 2017 Perryville Bollinger, Madison, Perry
146 Barry Hovis Republican 2019 Whitewater Cape Girardeau
147 Vacant since Wayne Wallingford's resignation in January 2022[9] Vacant Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau
148 Jamie Burger Republican 2021 Benton Mississippi, Scott
149 Don Rone Jr. Republican 2015 Portageville Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott
150 Andrew McDaniel Republican 2015 Deering Dunklin, Pemiscot
151 Herman Morse Republican 2018 Dexter Scott, Stoddard
152 Hardy Billington Republican 2019 Poplar Bluff Butler, Dunklin
153 Darrell Atchison Republican 2021 Williamsville Butler, Carter, Ripley, Wayne
154 David Evans Republican 2019 West Plains Howell
155 Travis Smith Republican 2021 Dora Douglas, Ozark, Taney
156 Brian Seitz Republican 2021 Branson Taney
157 Mitch Boggs Republican 2021 La Russell Lawrence
158 Scott Cupps Republican 2020 Shell Knob Barry, Lawrence, Stone
159 Dirk Deaton Republican 2019 Noel McDonald, Newton
160 Ben Baker Republican 2019 Neosho Newton
161 Lane Roberts Republican 2019 Joplin Jasper, Newton
162 Bob Bromley Republican 2019 Carl Junction Jasper, Newton
163 Cody Smith Republican 2017 Carthage Jasper

Standing committees

These are the yearly recurring committees that hold hearings on legislation filed by Representatives. Once filed, legislation is assigned to one of the following committees by the Missouri Speaker of the House. Legislation is typically assigned to the committee whose province envelopes the subject matter of the bill. However, there are frequently multiple relevant committees to which a bill can be assigned, and it is at the Speaker's discretion to choose which committee receives the bill. Politics can also play a part, as the Speaker may assign a bill he or she wants to fail to a committee with an unfriendly chair or membership, or may select a more friendly committee if he or she wishes the bill to pass.

The partisan makeup of each committee is intended to reflect as closely as possible the partisan makeup of the entire House. Each Party caucus selects which of its members will serve on the Standing Committees, and the chair of each committee is chosen by the Speaker of the House.

Standing Committee List
Committee[13] Chair Vice-chair
Administration and Accounts Jason Chipman Peggy McGaugh
Agriculture Policy Don Rone Rick Francis
Budget Cody Smith Dirk Deaton
Children and Families Mary Elizabeth Coleman Dottie Bailey
Conference on Budget Cody Smith Vacant
Consent and House Procedure Sara Walsh Craig Fishel
Conservation and Natural Resources Randy Pietzman Don Mayhew
Corrections and Public Institutions Andrew McDaniel Chris Dinkins
Crime Prevention Lane Roberts Barry Hovis
Downsizing State Government Ben Baker Adam Schnelting
Economic Development Derek Grier Louis Riggs
Elections and Elected Officials Dan Shaul Peggy McGaugh
Elementary and Secondary Education Chuck Bayse Mike Haffner
Emerging Issues Aaron Griesheimer Jonathan Patterson
Ethics Travis Fitzwater Mark Ellebracht
Financial Institutions Rick Francis Michael O'Donnell
Fiscal Review Travis Fitzwater Doug Richey
General Laws Curtis Trent Alex Riley
Health and Mental Health Policy Mike Stephens Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway
Higher Education Brenda Shields John Black
Insurance Policy Justin Hill Jeff Porter
Judiciary David Evans Rudy Viet
Local Government Vacant Bill Falkner
Legislative Review Dan Houx Ron Hicks
Pensions Patricia Pike Rusty Black
Professional Registration and Licensing Jeff Coleman Chris Dinkins
Public Safety Shane Roden Andrew McDaniel
Rules – Administrative Oversight J. Eggleston Becky Ruth
Rules – Legislative Oversight Phil Christofanelli Doug Richey
Rural Community Development Brad Pollitt Greg Sharpe
Transportation Becky Ruth Jeff Porter
Utilities Bill Kidd Bob Bromley
Veterans Dave Griffith Herman Morse
Ways and Means Wayne Wallingford Mike McGirl
Workforce Development Mike Henderson Kurtis Gregory

Budget committee and subcommittees

Tradition in the Missouri General Assembly is that all appropriations bills initiate in the Missouri House rather than the Senate. So each year, the chair of the House Budget Committee files legislation establishing the spending plan for the state of Missouri. This plan, which in 2007 exceeded $20 billion, may differ greatly from the Governor's budget recommendations, issued at the State of the State address given in late January.

The budget legislation is assigned to the House Budget Committee, which then assigns each bill to its respective subcommittee. After the subcommittee makes its recommendations, the full Budget Committee runs through the entire appropriations package, makes its desired changes, and sends the bill to the full House for consideration.[13]

Committee Chair Vice-chair
Joint Committee on Legislative Research – Oversight Subcommittee Dan Hegeman Denny Hoskins
Joint Committee on Legislative Research – Revision Subcommittee Cody Smith Vacant
Appropriations – Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, and Economic Development Scott Cupps David Evans
Appropriations – Education Rusty Black Brenda Shields
Appropriations – General Administration Brad Hudson Don Mayhew
Appropriations – Health, Mental Health, and Social Services Kirk Deaton Peggy McGaugh
Appropriations – Public Safety, Corrections, Transportation and Revenue Sara Walsh Lane Roberts

Joint committees

Joint Committees contain members from both the Missouri House and Senate. These committees may be permanent and study ongoing issues, or may be temporary and intended to come up with suggested legislation to address a one-time issue. The Chair of these committees typically alternates annually between a Representative and a Senator to prevent unfairness to one chamber.[13]

Term limits

In 1992 Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment placing term limits on the Missouri House of Representatives. A Representative can serve no more than four two-year terms in the house. The first time term limits prevented someone from running again was in 2002.

Political party strength

Main article: Political party strength in Missouri

Since 2003, the Republican Party has held this chamber of the Missouri General Assembly

See also




  1. ^ FAQs, Missouri House of Representatives
  2. ^ CHRIS BLANK/The Associated Press. "Missouri Senate OKs shrinking number of House members". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  3. ^ brenda erickson (October 11, 2007). "Population and Size of Legislature". Ncsl.org. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  4. ^ "Party control of Missouri state government: Historical party control". Ballotpedia. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  5. ^ "State Legislatures" (PDF). The Council of State Governments. 2019. p. 1. Archived from the original on June 18, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ Schallhorn, Kaitlyn (2021-04-29). "Capitol Briefs: David Tyson Smith sworn into Missouri House". The Missouri Times. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  7. ^ Representative Rick Roeber (R-34) was expelled. [1]
  8. ^ a b Schallhorn, Kaitlyn (2021-10-20). "Tom Hannegan passes away". The Missouri Times. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
  9. ^ a b c d e Long, Jeff (January 6, 2022). "Wayne Wallingford's former seat one of multiple vacancies in Missouri House". Southeast Missourian. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  10. ^ "Leadership". Missouri House of Representatives. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  11. ^ Hancock, Jason (April 21, 2021). "House expels area legislator". The Examiner.
  12. ^ Bacharier, Galen (July 3, 2022). "Rep. Tricia Derges resigns from Missouri House after being convicted of 22 federal charges". Springfield News-Leader. Retrieved July 4, 2022 – via Yahoo News.
  13. ^ a b c "Missouri House of Representative – Committees". www.house.mo.gov.

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