Missouri Senate

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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
Dave Schatz (R)
since January 7, 2013
Majority Leader
Caleb Rowden (R)
since June 18, 2018
Assistant Majority Floor Leader
Bill White (R)
since January 1, 2020
Minority Leader
John Rizzo (D)
since January 5, 2018
Minority Whip
Steve Roberts (D)
since January 3, 2021
Structure
Seats34
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Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (24)

Minority

Vacant

  •   Vacant (0)
Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle III, Missouri Constitution
Salary$35,915/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(17 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(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 174,000.[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 the State 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.[citation needed]

Composition[edit]

After the 2020 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[edit]

Position Name Party Residence District
President Pro Tem of the Senate Dave Schatz Republican Sullivan 26
Majority Leader Caleb Rowden Republican Columbia 19
Assistant Majority Floor Leader Bill White Republican Joplin 32
Minority Leader John Rizzo Democratic Kansas City 11
Assistant Minority Leader Brian Williams Democratic St. Louis County 14

Members of the Missouri Senate[edit]

District Senator Party Residence
1 Doug Beck Democratic St. Louis
2 Bob Onder Republican Lake St. Louis
3 Elaine Gannon Republican De Soto
4 Karla May Democratic St. Louis
5 Steven Roberts Democratic St. Louis
6 Mike Bernskoetter Republican Jefferson City
7 Greg Razer Democratic Kansas City
8 Mike Cierpiot Republican Kansas City
9 Barbara Washington Democratic Kansas City
10 Jeanie Riddle Republican Mokane
11 John Rizzo Democratic Kansas City
12 Dan Hegeman Republican Cosby
13 Angela Mosley Democratic Spanish Lake
14 Brian Williams Democratic St. Louis County
15 Andrew Koenig Republican Manchester (St. Louis Co.)
16 Justin Brown Republican Rolla
17 Lauren Arthur Democratic Kansas City
18 Cindy O'Laughlin Republican Shelbina
19 Caleb Rowden Republican Columbia
20 Eric Burlison Republican Battlefield
21 Denny Hoskins Republican Warrensburg
22 Paul Wieland Republican Imperial
23 Bill Eigel Republican Weldon Spring
24 Jill Schupp Democratic Creve Coeur
25 Jason Bean Republican Poplar Bluff
26 Dave Schatz Republican Sullivan
27 Holly Rehder Republican Cape Girardeau
28 Sandy Crawford Republican Buffalo
29 Mike Moon Republican Ash Grove
30 Lincoln Hough Republican Springfield
31 Rick Brattin Republican Lamar
32 Bill White Republican Joplin
33 Karla Eslinger Republican Marshfield
34 Tony Luetkemeyer Republican Parkville

Source:[3]

Committees[edit]

Under Rule 25 of the Senate Rules, all committees are appointed by the President Pro Tem, who is currently Dave Schatz.[4]

Standing Committees[edit]

Committee Chair Vice-Chair
Administration Dave Schatz Caleb Rowden
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Mike Bernskoetter Jason Bean
Appropriations Dan Hegeman Lincoln Hough
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Mike Cierpiot Jeanie Riddle
Economic Development Denny Hoskins Mike Cierpiot
Education Cindy O'Laughlin Rick Brattin
Fiscal Oversight Lincoln Hough Bill White
General Laws Bill Eigel Holly Rehder
Gubernatorial Appointments Dave Schatz Caleb Rowden
Health and Pensions Bob Onder Andrew Koenig
Insurance and Banking Paul Wieland Sandy Crawford
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Tony Luetkemeyer Bob Onder
Local Government and Elections Sandy Crawford Lincoln Hough
Professional Registration Jeanie Riddle Eric Burlison
Progress and Development Gina Walsh Eric Burlison
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Caleb Rowden Dave Schatz
Seniors, Families and Children Bill White Elaine Gannon
Small Business and Industry Eric Burlison Mike Moon
Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Justin Brown Jason Bean
Ways and Means Andrew Koenig Bill Eigel

Districts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Did You Know - Facts About the Missouri Senate". www.senate.mo.gov. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.senate.mo.gov
  3. ^ "Senators - Missouri Senate". Missouri Senate. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "Standing Committees | Missouri Senate". Missouri Senate. Retrieved January 6, 2020.

External links[edit]

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