Missouri 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.

Missouri Senate
Missouri General Assembly
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 9, 2018
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
Political groups


Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle III, Missouri Constitution
Salary$35,915/year + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2018
(17 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(17 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
State Senate Chamber
Missouri State Capitol
Jefferson City, Missouri
Missouri State Senate


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

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

Senate officers

President Pro Tem of the SenateDave SchatzRepublicanSullivan26
Majority LeaderCaleb RowdenRepublicanColumbia 19
Assistant Majority Floor LeaderWayne WallingfordRepublicanCape Girardeau27
Minority LeaderGina WalshDemocraticBellefontaine Neighbors [3]13

Members of the Missouri Senate

Missouri Senators

1Scott SiftonDemSt. Louis
2Bob OnderRepLake St. Louis
3Gary RomineRepFarmington
4Karla MayDemSt. Louis
5Jamilah NasheedDemSt. Louis
6Mike BernskoetterRepJefferson City
7Jason R. HolsmanDemKansas City
8Mike CierpiotRepKansas City
9Kiki CurlsDemKansas City
10Jeanie RiddleRepMokane
11John RizzoDemKansas City
12Dan HegemanRepCosby
13Gina WalshDemSpanish Lake
14Brian WilliamsDemSt. Louis County
15Andrew KoenigRepManchester (St. Louis Co.)
16Justin BrownRepRolla
17Lauren ArthurDemKansas City
18Cindy O'LaughlinRepWilliamstown
19Caleb RowdenRepColumbia
20Eric BurlisonRepBattlefield
21Denny HoskinsRepWarrensburg
22Paul WielandRepImperial
23Bill EigelRepWeldon Spring
24Jill SchuppDemSt. Louis
25Doug LiblaRepPoplar Bluff
26Dave SchatzRepSullivan
27Wayne WallingfordRepCape Girardeau
28Sandy CrawfordRepBuffalo
29David SaterRepCassville
30Lincoln HoughRepSpringfield
31Ed EmeryRepLamar
32Ron RichardRepJoplin
33Mike CunninghamRepMarshfield
34Tony LuetkemeyerRepParkville


Standing Committees [4]

AdministrationDave SchatzCaleb Rowden
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor ResourcesMike Bernskoetter Denny Hoskins
AppropriationsDan HegemanLincoln Hough
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the EnvironmentWayne WallingfordJeanie Riddle
Economic Development Mike Cierpiot Mike Cunningham
EducationGary RomineWayne Wallingford
Fiscal OversightMike CunninghamDavid Sater
General LawsBill EigelDoug Libla
Government ReformEd Emery Cindy O'Laughlin
Gubernatorial AppointmentsDave SchatzCaleb Rowden
Health and Pensions Bob Onder Andrew Koenig
Insurance and Banking Paul Wieland Mike Cunningham
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal JurisprudenceTony LuetkemeyerBob Onder
Local Government and ElectionsSandy CrawfordDavid Sater
Professional Registration Jeanie Riddle Eric Burlison
Progress and DevelopmentGina Walsh Kiki Curls
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and EthicsCaleb RowdenDave Schatz
Seniors, Families and ChildrenDavid SaterCindy O'Laughlin
Small Business and IndustryDenny HoskinsPaul Wieland
Transportation, Infrastructure and Public SafetyDoug LiblaGary Romine
Veterans and Military AffairsBill WhiteJustin Brown
Ways and MeansAndrew KoenigBill Eigel

Past composition of the Senate

See also


  1. "Did You Know - Facts About the Missouri Senate". www.senate.mo.gov. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  2. http://www.senate.mo.gov
  3. "Senator Gina Walsh | Missouri Senate". www.senate.mo.gov. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  4. "Standing Committees | Missouri Senate". www.senate.mo.gov. Retrieved May 10, 2017.

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