Missouri Senate
Missouri General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 9, 2019
Leadership
Mike Kehoe (R)
since June 1, 2018
President pro tempore
Caleb Rowden (R)
since January 4, 2023
Majority Leader
Cindy O'Laughlin (R)
since January 4, 2023
Minority Leader
John Rizzo (D)
since January 5, 2018
Structure
Seats34
Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (24)

Minority

Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle III, Missouri Constitution
Salary$35,915/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2022
(17 seats)
Next election
November 5, 2024
(17 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
State Senate Chamber
Missouri State Capitol
Jefferson City, Missouri
Website
Missouri State Senate

The Missouri Senate is the upper chamber of the Missouri General Assembly. It has 34 members, representing districts with an average population of 181,000.[1] Its members serve four-year terms, with half the seats being up for election every two years. The Senate chooses a President Pro Tempore to serve in the absence of the lieutenant governor or when he shall have to exercise the office of governor of Missouri if there is a vacancy in that office due to death, resignation, impeachment, or incapacitation.[2]

Members of the Missouri General Assembly are prohibited from serving more than eight years in either the state house of representatives or state senate, or a total of sixteen years, due to statutory term limits.[3]

Elections were held in 2022.

Composition

After the 2022 general election the party representation in the Senate was:

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 24 10 34 0
Beginning of current legislature 24 10 34 0
Latest voting share 71% 29%

Senate officers

Position Name Party Residence District
President Pro Tem of the Senate Caleb Rowden Republican Columbia 19
Majority Leader Cindy O'Laughlin Republican Shelbina 18
Assistant Majority Floor Leader Jason Bean Republican Poplar Bluff 25
Minority Leader John Rizzo Democratic Kansas City 11
Assistant Minority Leader Doug Beck Democratic St. Louis County 1

Members of the Missouri Senate

District Senator Party Since Residence
1 Doug Beck Democratic 2021 St. Louis
2 Nick Schroer Republican 2023 Defiance
3 Elaine Gannon Republican 2021 De Soto
4 Karla May Democratic 2019 St. Louis
5 Steven Roberts Democratic 2021 St. Louis
6 Mike Bernskoetter Republican 2019 Jefferson City
7 Vacant[4]
8 Mike Cierpiot Republican 2017 Lee's Summit
9 Barbara Washington Democratic 2021 Kansas City
10 Travis Fitzwater Republican 2023 New Bloomfield
11 John Rizzo Democratic 2017 Kansas City
12 Rusty Black Republican 2023 Chillicothe
13 Angela Mosley Democratic 2021 Spanish Lake
14 Brian Williams Democratic 2019 St. Louis County
15 Andrew Koenig Republican 2017 Manchester (St. Louis Co.)
16 Justin Brown Republican 2019 Rolla
17 Lauren Arthur Democratic 2018 Kansas City
18 Cindy O'Laughlin Republican 2019 Shelbina
19 Caleb Rowden Republican 2017 Columbia
20 Curtis Trent Republican 2023 Battlefield
21 Denny Hoskins Republican 2017 Warrensburg
22 Mary Elizabeth Coleman Republican 2023 Arnold
23 Bill Eigel Republican 2017 Weldon Spring
24 Tracy McCreery Democratic 2023 Creve Coeur
25 Jason Bean Republican 2021 Poplar Bluff
26 Ben Brown Republican 2023 Washington
27 Holly Rehder Republican 2021 Cape Girardeau
28 Sandy Crawford Republican 2017 Buffalo
29 Mike Moon Republican 2021 Ash Grove
30 Lincoln Hough Republican 2019 Springfield
31 Rick Brattin Republican 2021 Lamar
32 Jill Carter Republican 2023 Joplin
33 Karla Eslinger Republican 2021 Marshfield
34 Tony Luetkemeyer Republican 2019 Parkville

Source:[5]

Committees

Under Rule 25 of the Senate Rules, all committees are appointed by the President Pro Tem, who is currently Caleb Rowden.[6]

Standing committees

Committee Chair Vice-chair
Administration Caleb Rowden Cindy O'Laughlin
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Jason Bean Rusty Black
Appropriations Lincoln Hough Tony Luetkemeyer
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Mike Cierpiot Travis Fitzwater
Economic Development Denny Hoskins Karla Eslinger
Education Andrew Koenig Rick Brattin
Emerging Issues Justin Brown Mike Moon
Fiscal Oversight Holly Rehder Mike Bernskoetter
General Laws Mike Bernskoetter Mike Cierpiot
Government Accountability Karla Eslinger Ben Brown
Gubernatorial Appointments Caleb Rowden Cindy O'Laughlin
Health and Welfare Mary Elizabeth Coleman Jill Carter
Insurance and Banking Sandy Crawford Curtis Trent
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Tony Luetkemeyer Nick Schroer
Local Government and Elections Elaine Gannon Sandy Crawford
Professional Registration Jeanie Riddle Eric Burlison
Progress and Development Lauren Arthur Brian Williams
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Cindy O'Laughlin Caleb Rowden
Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Travis Fitzwater Justin Brown
Veterans, Military Affairs, and Pensions Bill Eigel Rick Brattin

Districts

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (April 2024)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Did You Know - Facts About the Missouri Senate". www.senate.mo.gov. Retrieved January 8, 2023.
  2. ^ "Home". senate.mo.gov.
  3. ^ Article III, Section 8 of the Constitution of Missouri (1945)
  4. ^ Democrat Greg Razer resigned on April 25, 2024 after being confirmed to the State Tax Commission. [1]
  5. ^ "Senators - Missouri Senate". Missouri Senate. Retrieved January 5, 2023.
  6. ^ "Standing Committees | Missouri Senate". Missouri Senate. Retrieved February 8, 2023.

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