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
Coat of arms or logo
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
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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
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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 23 8 34 3
Latest voting share 68% 24%

Senate officersEdit

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 Wayne Wallingford Republican Cape Girardeau 27
Minority Leader Gina Walsh Democratic Bellefontaine Neighbors [3] 13

Members of the Missouri SenateEdit

District Senator Party Residence
1 Scott Sifton Dem St. Louis
2 Bob Onder Rep Lake St. Louis
3 Vacant Farmington
4 Karla May Dem St. Louis
5 Jamilah Nasheed Dem St. Louis
6 Mike Bernskoetter Rep Jefferson City
7 Vacant Kansas City
8 Mike Cierpiot Rep Kansas City
9 Vacant 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 Bill White Rep Joplin
33 Mike Cunningham Rep Marshfield
34 Tony Luetkemeyer Rep Parkville



Standing CommitteesEdit

Committee Chair Vice-Chair
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 SenateEdit

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ "Senators - Missouri Senate". Missouri Senate. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  5. ^ "Standing Committees | Missouri Senate". Missouri Senate. Retrieved January 6, 2020.

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