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 House of Representatives
Missouri General Assembly
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 9, 2019
Elijah Haahr (R)
since January 9, 2019
Majority Leader
Rob Vescovo (R)
since May 15, 2017
Minority Leader
Crystal Quade (D)
since January 9, 2019
Political groups


Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle III, Missouri Constitution
Salary$35,915/year + per diem[1]
Last election
November 6, 2018
(163 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(163 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
Missouri State Capitol
Jefferson City, Missouri
Missouri House of Representatives

In 1992 Missouri approved a constitutional amendment providing term limits (previously there were no limits).[2] No Representative may serve more than eight years in the House. Each candidate for the office must be at least twenty-four years old, a registered qualified voter in the state for at least two years, and a resident of his or her district for at least one year.[3]

Missouri's house is the fourth largest in the United States although the state ranks 18th in population. Legislation was introduced in 2011 to cut its size to 103 in 2020. Larger legislatures in the United States are New Hampshire (400), Pennsylvania (203) and Georgia (180).[4][5]


Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Ind Vacant
End 2016 session 115 45 1 161 2
Begin 2017 session 117 46 0 163 0
January 9, 2017[6] 116 162 1
May 31, 2017[7] 45 161 2
June 2, 2017[8] 115 160 3
August 8, 2017[9]
September 18, 2017[10] 114 159 4
September 20, 2017[11] 113 158 5
October 19, 2017[12] 112 157 6
November 7, 2017[13] 46 158 5
February 6, 2018[14] 115 47 162 1
March 18, 2018[15] 114 47 161 2
Latest voting share 70.81% 29.19%



Speaker of the HouseElijah HaahrRep134
Speaker Pro TemporeJohn WiemannRep103
Majority LeaderRob VescovoRep112
Assistant Majority Floor LeaderJ. EgglestonRep002
Majority WhipSteve LynchRep122
Caucus ChairSonya AndersonRep131
Caucus SecretaryChris DinkinsRep144
Minority LeaderCrystal QuadeDem132
Assistant Minority Floor LeaderDaRon McGeeDem36
Minority WhipBrandon EllingtonDem22
Caucus ChairTommie Pierson, Jr.Dem66
Caucus SecretaryBarbara Anne WashingtonDem23

Members of the Missouri House of Representatives

1 Allen Andrews Rep Grant City 2014
2 J. Eggleston Rep Maysville 2014
3 Danny Busick Rep Newtown 2018
4 Greg Sharpe Rep Ewing 2018
5 Louis Riggs Rep Hannibal 2018
6 Tim Remole Rep Excello 2012
7 Rusty Black Rep Chillicothe 2016
8 Jim Neely Rep Cameron 2012
9 Sheila Solon Rep St. Joseph 2018
10 Bill Falkner III Rep St. Joseph 2018
11 Brenda Shields Rep St. Joseph 2018
12 Kenneth Wilson Rep Smithville 2012
13 Vic Allred Rep Parkville 2018
14 Matt Sain Dem Kansas City 2018
15 Jon Carpenter Dem Kansas City 2012
16 Noel Shull Rep Gashland 2012
17 Mark Ellebracht Dem Liberty 2016
18 Wes Rogers Dem Kansas City 2014
19 Ingrid Burnett Dem Kansas City 2016
20 Bill Kidd Rep Buckner 2014
21 Robert Sauls Dem Independence 2018
22 Brandon Ellington Dem Kansas City 2011↑
23 Barbara Washington Dem Kansas City 2017↑
24 Judy Morgan Dem Kansas City 2011↑
25 Greg Razer Dem Kansas City 2016
26 Ashley Bland Manlove Dem Kansas City 2018
27 Richard Brown Dem Kansas City 2016
28 Jerome Barnes Dem Raytown 2016
29 Rory Rowland Dem Independence 2015↑
30 Jonathan Patterson Rep Lees Summit 2018
31 Dan Stacy Rep Blue Springs 2016
32 Jeff Coleman Rep Grain Valley 2018
33 Donna Pfautsch Rep Harrisonville 2012
34 vacant after Rebecca Roeber died
35 Keri Ingle Dem Lee's Summit 2018
36 vacant after DaRon McGee resigned
37 Joe Runions Dem Grandview 2012
38 Doug Richey Rep Excelsior Springs 2018
39 Peggy McGaugh Rep Carrollton 2018↑
40 Jim Hansen Rep Frankford 2012
41 Randy Pietzman Rep Troy 2014
42 Jeff Porter Rep Montgomery City 2018
43 Kent Haden Rep Mexico 2018
44 Cheri Toalson Reisch Rep Hallsville 2016
45 Kip Kendrick Dem Columbia 2014
46 Martha Stevens Dem Columbia 2016
47 Chuck Basye Rep Rocheport 2014
48 Dave Muntzel Rep Boonville 2012
49 Travis Fitzwater Rep Holts Summit 2014
50 Sara Walsh Rep Ashland 2017↑
51 Dean Dohrman Rep LaMonte 2012
52 Brad Pollitt Rep Sedalia 2018
53 Glen Kolkmeyer Rep Odessa 2012
54 Dan Houx Rep Warrensburg 2016
55 Mike Haffner Rep Pleasant Hill 2018
56 Jack Bondon Rep Belton 2014
57 Rodger Reedy Rep Windsor 2018
58 David Wood Rep Versailles 2012
59 Rudy Veit Rep Wardsville 2018
60 Dave Griffith Rep Jefferson City 2018
61 Aaron Griesheimer Rep Washington 2018
62 Tom Hurst Rep Meta 2012
63 Bryan Spencer Rep Wentzville 2012
64 Tony Lovasco Rep O'Fallon 2018
65 Tom Hannegan Rep St. Charles 2016
66 Tommie Pierson Jr. Dem St. Louis 2016
67 Alan Green Dem Florissant 2014↑
68 Jay Mosley Dem Florissant 2016
69 Gretchen Bangert Dem Florissant 2016
70 Paula Brown Dem Hazelwood 2018
71 LaDonna Applebaum Dem St. Louis County 2018
72 Doug Clemens Dem St. Ann 2018
73 Raychel Proudie Dem Ferguson 2018
74 Cora Faith Walker Dem Ferguson 2016
75 Alan Gray Dem Black Jack 2016
76 Chris Carter Dem St. Louis 2018
77 Steven Roberts Dem St. Louis 2016
78 Bruce Franks Jr. Dem St. Louis 2016
79 LaKeySha Bosley Dem St. Louis 2018
80 Peter Merideth Dem St. Louis 2016
81 Steve Butz Dem St. Louis 2018
82 Donna Baringer Dem St. Louis 2016
83 Gina Mitten Dem St. Louis 2014
84 Wiley Price Dem St. Louis 2018
85 Kevin Windham Dem Hillsdale 2018
86 Maria Chappelle-Nadal Dem University City 2018
87 Stacey Newman Dem St. Louis 2009↑
88 Tracy McCreery Dem St. Louis 2014
89 Dean Plocher Rep Town and Country 2015↑
90 Deb Lavender Dem Kirkwood 2014
91 Sarah Unsicker Dem St. Louis 2016
92 Doug Beck Dem St. Louis 2016
93 Bob Burns Dem St. Louis 2012
94 Jim Murphy Rep St. Louis 2018
95 Michael O'Donnell Rep St. Louis 2018
96 David Gregory Rep St. Louis 2016
97 Mary Elizabeth Coleman Rep Arnold 2018
98 Shamed Dogan Rep Ballwin 2014
99 vacant after Jean Evans resigned to lead Missouri Republican Party
100 Derek Grier Rep Ballwin 2016
101 Bruce DeGroot Rep Chesterfield 2016
102 Ron Hicks Rep St. Charles 2018
103 John Wiemann Rep St. Peters 2014
104 Adam Schnelting Rep St. Charles 2018
105 Phil Christofanelli Rep St. Charles 2016
106 Chrissy Sommer Rep St. Charles 2011↑
107 Nick Schroer Rep St. Peters 2016
108 Justin Hill Rep Lake St. Louis 2014
109 John Simmons Rep Washington 2018
110 Dottie Bailey Rep Eureka 2018
111 Shane Roden Rep Cedar Hill 2014
112 Rob Vescovo Rep Arnold 2014
113 Dan Shaul Rep Imperial 2014
114 Becky Ruth Rep Festus 2014
115 Elaine Gannon Rep Desoto 2012
116 Dale Wright Rep Farmington 2012
117 Mike Henderson Rep Bonne Terre 2016
118 Mike McGirl Rep Potosi 2018
119 Nate Tate Rep St. Clair 2016
120 Jason Chipman Rep Steelville 2015
121 Don Mayhew Rep Crocker 2018
122 Steve Lynch Rep Waynesville 2012
123 Suzie Pollock Rep Lebanon 2018
124 Rocky Miller Rep Lake Ozark 2012
125 Warren Love Rep Osceola 2012
126 Patrica Pike Rep Adrian 2014
127 Ann Kelley Rep Lamar 2018
128 Mike Stephens Rep Bolivar 2016
129 Jeff Knight Rep Lebanon 2018↑
130 Jeffrey Messenger Rep Republic 2012
131 Sonya Anderson Rep Springfield 2012
132 Crystal Quade Dem Springfield 2016
133 Curtis Trent Rep Springfield 2016
134 Elijah Haahr Rep Springfield 2012
135 Steve Helms Rep Springfield 2016
136 Craig Fishel Rep Springfield 2018
137 John Black Rep Marshfield 2018
138 Brad Hudson Rep Cape Fair 2018
139 Jered Taylor Rep Nixa 2014
140 Lynn Morris Rep Nixa 2012
141 Hannah Kelly Rep Hartville 2016
142 Robert Ross Rep Yukon 2012
143 Jeff Pogue Rep Salem 2012
144 Chris Dinkins Rep Annapolis 2018↑
145 Rick Francis Rep Perryville 2016
146 Barry Hovis Rep Cape Girardeau 2018
147 Kathryn Swan Rep Cape Girardeau 2012
148 Holly Rehder Rep Sikeston 2012
149 Don Rone Rep Portageville 2014
150 Andrew McDaniel Rep Deering 2014
151 Herman Morse Rep Dexter 2017↑
152 Hardy Billington Rep Poplar Bluff 2018
153 Jeff Shawan Rep Poplar Bluff 2018
154 David Evans Rep West Plains 2018
155 Karla Eslinger Rep Wasola 2018
156 Jeffery Justus Rep Branson 2012
157 Mike Moon Rep Ash Grove 2013↑
158 Vacant after Scott Fitzpatrick appointed as State Treasurer of Missouri
159 Dirk Deaton Rep Noel 2018
160 Ben Baker Rep Neosho 2018
161 Lane Roberts Rep Joplin 2018
162 Bob Bromley Rep Carl Junction 2018
163 Cody Smith Rep Carthage 2016
  • ↑: Member was first elected in a special election

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
Administration and AccountsGlen KolkmeyerTom Hurst
Agriculture PolicyDon RoneRick Francis
BudgetCody SmithDavid Wood
Children and FamiliesSheila SolonJim Neely
Conference on BudgetCody Smith
Consent and House ProcedureDonna PfautschNick Schroer
Conservation and Natural ResourcesTim RemoleRandy Pietzman
Corrections and Public InstitutionsShane RodenJim Hansen
Crime Prevention and Public SafetyKenneth WilsonAndrew McDaniel
Downsizing State GovernmentJered TaylorRandy Pietzman
Economic DevelopmentDerek GrierJeff Coleman
ElectionsDan ShaulPeggy McGaugh
Elementary and Secondary EducationRebecca RoeberChuck Basye
EthicsJ. EgglestonGina Mitten
Financial InstitutionsJack BondonBruce DeGroot
Fiscal ReviewDan HouxDavid Gregory
General LawsDean PlocherJered Taylor
Health Care PolicyMike StephensLynn Morris
Higher EducationDean DohrmanElaine Gannon
Insurance PolicyNoel J ShullDave Muntzel
JudiciaryDavid GregoryBruce DeGroot
Local GovernmentTom HanneganCraig Fishel
PensionsPatricia PikeRusty Black
Professional Registration and LicensingRobert RossSteve Helms
Rules – Administrative OversightHolly RehderSheila Solon
Rules – Legislative OversightRocky MillerPhil Christofanelli
TransportationBecky RuthNate Tate
UtilitiesTravis FitzwaterBill Kidd
VeteransChuck BasyeDave Griffith
Ways and MeansChrissy SommerPhil Christofanelli
Workforce Development and Workplace SafetyKathryn SwanMike Henderson

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.

Budget Committee List[17]
BudgetCody SmithDavid Wood
Appropriations – Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, and Economic DevelopmentHannah KellyGreg Sharpe
Appropriations – EducationRusty BlackBrenda Shields
Appropriations – General AdministrationCurtis TrentBrad Hudson
Appropriations – Health, Mental Health, and Social ServicesDavid WoodJonathan Patterson
Appropriations – Public Safety, Corrections, Transportation and RevenueSara WalshLane 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.

Joint Committee List[17]

  • Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
  • Joint Committee on Capitol Security
  • Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Joint Committee on Disaster Preparedness and Awareness
  • Joint Committee on Education
  • Joint Committee on Government Accountability
  • Joint Committee on the Justice System
  • Joint Committee on Legislative Research (three subcommittees)
  • Joint Committee on the Life Sciences
  • Joint Committee on Public Assistance
  • Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
  • Joint Committee on Tax Policy
  • Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight

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.


As of March 2008, members of the Missouri House of Representatives receive an annual salary of $35,915.44.[18]

Past composition of the House of Representatives

See also


  1. FAQs, Missouri House of Representatives
  2. "termlim". House.mo.gov. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  3. http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/info/1821.pdf
  4. CHRIS BLANK/The Associated Press. "Missouri Senate OKs shrinking number of House members". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  5. brenda erickson (October 11, 2007). "Population and Size of Legislature". Ncsl.org. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  6. Republican Caleb Jones (District 50) resigned to join the Eric Greitens administration.
  7. Democrat Randy Dunn (District 23) resigned to move to Omaha.
  8. Republican Tila Hubrecht (District 151) resigned to return to private life.
  9. Republican Sara Walsh elected to succeed Jones. Republican Sandy Crawford (District 129) elected to the Missouri Senate.
  10. Republican John McCaherty (District 97) resigned to focus on a run for Jefferson County executive.
  11. Republican Paul Fitzwater (District 144) resigned to take a new state job.
  12. Republican Joe Don McGaugh (District 39) resigned to become a state judge.
  13. Democrat Barbara Anne Washington and Republican Herman Morse elected to succeed Dunn and Hubrecht respectively. Republican Mike Cierpot elected to the Missouri Senate. (
  14. Republicans Peggy McGaugh, Jeff Knight and Chris Dinkins elected to succeed McGaugh, Crawford and Fitzwater, respectively. Democrat Mike Revis elected to succeed McCaherty.
  15. Republican Cloria Brown died.
  16. "Leadership". Missouri House of Representatives. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  17. Missouri House of Representatives
  18. "Missouri House of Representatives". House.mo.gov. Retrieved August 13, 2017.

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