Missouri Senate

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Missouri Senate
Missouri General Assembly
Seal of the Senate of Missouri.svg
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 9, 2019
Mike Kehoe (R)
since June 1, 2018
Dave Schatz (R)
since January 7, 2013
Majority Leader
Caleb Rowden (R)
since June 18, 2018
Assistant Majority Floor Leader
Wayne Wallingford (R)
since January 5, 2015
Minority Leader
Gina Walsh (D)
since January 5, 2015
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Political groups
  •   Republican (23)



  •   Vacant (3)
Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle III, Missouri Constitution
Salary$35,915/year + per diem
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
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-tem 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] The Missouri State Congressional Term Limits Amendment, also known as Amendment 12, was on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure amended the Constitution to prohibit a person from serving more than eight years in either the state house of representatives or state senate, or a total of sixteen years in both houses.



After the 2018 general election the party representation in the Senate was:

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature2410340
Latest voting share

Senate officers

President Pro Tem of the Senate Dave Schatz Republican Sullivan 26
Majority Leader Caleb Rowden Republican Columbia 19
Assistant Majority Floor Leader Wayne Wallingford Republican Cape Girardeau 27
Minority Leader John Rizzo Democratic Kansas City 11

Members of the Missouri Senate

1 Scott Sifton Democratic St. Louis
2 Bob Onder Republican Lake St. Louis
3 Elaine Gannon Republican De Soto
4 Karla May Democratic St. Louis
5 Jamilah Nasheed Democratic St. Louis
6 Mike Bernskoetter Republican Jefferson City
7 Greg Razer Democratic Kansas City
8 Mike Cierpiot RepublicanKansas City
9 Barbara Washington Democratic Kansas City
10 Jeanie Riddle Republican Mokane
11 John Rizzo Democratic Kansas City
12 Dan Hegeman Republican Cosby
13 Gina Walsh Democratic Spanish Lake
14 Brian Williams DemocraticSt. 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 St. Louis
25 Doug Libla Republican Poplar Bluff
26 Dave Schatz Republican Sullivan
27 Wayne Wallingford Republican Cape Girardeau
28 Sandy Crawford Republican Buffalo
29 David Sater Republican Cassville
30 Lincoln Hough Republican Springfield
31 Ed Emery Republican Lamar
32 Bill White Republican Joplin
33 Mike Cunningham Republican Marshfield
34 Tony Luetkemeyer Republican Parkville



Standing Committees

Administration Dave Schatz Caleb Rowden
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Mike Bernskoetter Denny Hoskins
Appropriations Dan Hegeman Lincoln Hough
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Wayne Wallingford Jeanie Riddle
Economic Development Mike Cierpiot Mike Cunningham
Education Cindy O'Laughlin Wayne Wallingford
Fiscal Oversight Mike Cunningham David Sater
General Laws Bill Eigel Doug Libla
Government Reform Ed Emery Eric Burlison
Gubernatorial Appointments Dave Schatz Caleb Rowden
Health and Pensions Bob Onder Andrew Koenig
Insurance and Banking Paul Wieland Mike Cunningham
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Tony Luetkemeyer Bob Onder
Local Government and Elections Sandy Crawford David Sater
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 David Sater Cindy O'Laughlin
Small Business and Industry Denny Hoskins Paul Wieland
Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Doug Libla Lincoln Hough
Veterans and Military Affairs Bill White Justin Brown
Ways and Means Andrew Koenig Bill Eigel


Past composition of the Senate

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  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.

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