Missouri Senate

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Missouri State Senate
Missouri General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 5, 2011
Leadership
Peter Kinder (R)
since January 10, 2005
President pro Tempore
Tom Dempsey (R)
since January 7, 2013
Majority Leader
Ron Richard (R)
since January 7, 2013
Minority Leader
Jolie Justus (D)
since January 7, 2013
Structure
Seats 34
Political groups
Republican Party (23)
Democratic Party (9)
2 vacancies
Length of term
4 years
Authority Article IV, Missouri Constitution
Salary $35,915/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2012
(17 seats)
Next election
November 4, 2014
(17 seats)
Redistricting Legislative 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 160,000. Its members serve four-year terms, with half the seats being up for election every two years.

Composition[edit]

After the 2012 elections, the party representation in the Senate was:

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 26 8 34 0
Begin 24 10 34 0
Latest voting share 70.6% 29.4%

Senate Officers[edit]

Position Name Party Residence District
President Pro Tem of the Senate Tom Dempsey Republican St. Charles 23
Majority Leader Ron Richard Republican Joplin 32
Minority Leader Jolie Justus Democratic Kansas City 10

Members of the Missouri Senate[edit]

District Senator Party Residence
1 Scott Sifton Dem St. Louis
2 Vacant Scott Rupp (R) resigned on Apr. 3, 2014 [1] Wentzville
3 Gary Romine Rep Farmington
4 Joseph Keaveny Dem St. Louis
5 Jamilah Nasheed Dem St. Louis
6 Mike Kehoe Rep Jefferson City
7 Jason R. Holsman Dem Kansas City
8 Will Kraus Rep Lee's Summit
9 Kiki Curls Dem Kansas City
10 Jolie Justus Dem Kansas City
11 Paul LeVota Dem Independence
12 Brad Lager Rep Savannah
13 Gina Walsh Dem Spanish Lake
14 Maria Chappelle-Nadal Dem University City
15 Eric Schmitt Rep Glendale
16 Dan Brown Rep Rolla
17 Ryan Silvey Rep Gladstone
18 Brian Munzlinger Rep Williamstown
19 Kurt Schaefer Rep Columbia
20 Jay Wasson Rep Nixa
21 David Pearce Rep Warrensburg
22 Vacant Ryan McKenna (D) resigned on Dec. 18, 2013.[2] Crystal City
23 Tom Dempsey Rep St. Charles
24 John Lamping Rep St. Louis
25 Doug Libla Rep Dexter
26 Brian Nieves Rep Washington
27 Wayne Wallingford Rep Cape Girardeau
28 Mike Parson Rep Bolivar
29 David Sater Rep Cassville
30 Bob Dixon Rep Springfield
31 Ed Emery Rep Lamar
32 Ron Richard Rep Joplin
33 Mike Cunningham Rep Marshfield
34 Rob Schaaf Rep St. Joseph

Committees[edit]

Standing Committees[edit]

Committee Chair Vice-Chair
Administration Tom Dempsey Ron Richard
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Brian Munzlinger Doug Libla
Appropriations Kurt Schaefer Scott Rupp
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Brad Lager Mike Kehoe
Education David Pearce Gary Romine
Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Jay Wasson Mike Cunningham
Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Mike Parson Ryan Silvey
General Laws Brian Nieves Rob Schaaf
Gubernatorial Appointments Tom Dempsey Ron Richard
Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Eric Schmitt Bob Dixon
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Bob Dixon Ed Emery
Progress and Development Jolie Justus Kiki Curls
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Ron Richard Tom Dempsey
Seniors, Families and Pensions John Lamping David Sater
Small Business, Insurance and Industry Scott Rupp Mike Parson
Transportation Mike Kehoe John Lamping
Veterans' Affairs, Pensions and Urban Affairs Dan Brown Rob Schaaf
Ways and Means Will Kraus Wayne Wallingford

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Coordinates: 38°34′44″N 92°10′22″W / 38.57902°N 92.17270°W / 38.57902; -92.17270