Missouri Senate

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Missouri Senate
Missouri General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 10, 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
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Political groups


Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Missouri Constitution
Salary$35,915/year + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2018
(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 2016 elections, the party representation in the Senate was:

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 24 9 33 1
Beginning of present legislature 24 9 33 1
Current 33 1
June 5, 2018[3] 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 32
Majority Leader Caleb Rowden Republican Columbia 19
Assistant Majority Floor Leader Wayne Wallingford Republican Cape Girardeau 2
Minority Leader Gina Walsh Democratic Bellefontaine Neighbors [4] 13

Members of the Missouri Senate[edit]

Missouri Senators

District Senator Party Residence
1 Scott Sifton Dem St. Louis
2 Bob Onder Rep Lake St. Louis
3 Gary Romine Rep Farmington
4 Karla May Dem St. Louis
5 Jamilah Nasheed Dem St. Louis
6 Mike Bernskoetter Rep Jefferson City
7 Jason R. Holsman Dem Kansas City
8 Mike Cierpiot Rep Kansas City
9 Kiki Curls Dem Kansas City
10 Jeanie Riddle Rep Mokane
11 John Rizzo Dem Kansas City
12 Dan Hegeman Rep Cosby
13 Gina Walsh Dem Spanish Lake
14 Brian Williams Dem St. Louis County
15 Andrew Koenig Rep Manchester (St. Louis Co.)
16 Justin Brown Rep Rolla
17 Lauren Arthur Dem Kansas City
18 Cindy O'Laughlin Rep Williamstown
19 Caleb Rowden Rep Columbia
20 Eric Burlison Rep Battlefield
21 Denny Hoskins Rep Warrensburg
22 Paul Wieland Rep Imperial
23 Bill Eigel Rep Weldon Spring
24 Jill Schupp Dem St. Louis
25 Doug Libla Rep Poplar Bluff
26 Dave Schatz Rep Sullivan
27 Wayne Wallingford Rep Cape Girardeau
28 Sandy Crawford Rep Buffalo
29 David Sater Rep Cassville
30 Lincoln Hough Rep Springfield
31 Ed Emery Rep Lamar
32 Ron Richard Rep Joplin
33 Mike Cunningham Rep Marshfield
34 Tony Luetkemeyer Rep Parkville


Standing Committees [5][edit]

Committee Chair Vice-Chair
Administration Dave Schatz Caleb Rowden
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Vacant Vacant
Appropriations Dan Hegeman Vacant
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Vacant Vacant
Economic Development Vacant Vacant
Education Vacant Vacant
Fiscal Oversight Vacant Vacant
General Laws Vacant Vacant
Government Reform Vacant Vacant
Gubernatorial Appointments Dave Schatz Caleb Rowden
Health and Pensions Vacant Vacant
Insurance and Banking Vacant Vacant
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Vacant Vacant
Local Government and Elections Vacant Vacant
Professional Registration Vacant Vacant
Progress and Development Vacant Vacant
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Caleb Rowden Dave Schatz
Seniors, Families and Children Vacant Vacant
Small Business and Industry Vacant Vacant
Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Vacant Vacant
Veterans and Military Affairs Vacant Vacant
Ways and Means Vacant Vacant

Past composition of the Senate[edit]

See also[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. ^ Democrat Lauren Arthur (District 17) wins special election.[1]
  4. ^ "Senator Gina Walsh | Missouri Senate". www.senate.mo.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  5. ^ "Standing Committees | Missouri Senate". www.senate.mo.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-10.

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