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. Its members serve four-year terms, with half the seats being up for election every two years. The Senate chooses a President Pro Tempore to serve in the absence of the lieutenant governor or when he shall have to exercise the office of governor of Missouri if there is a vacancy in that office due to death, resignation, impeachment, or incapacitation.
|Missouri General Assembly|
|2 terms (8 years)|
New session started
|January 9, 2019|
President pro tempore
Length of term
|Authority||Article III, Missouri Constitution|
|Salary||$35,915/year + per diem|
|November 3, 2020|
|November 8, 2022|
|State Senate Chamber|
Missouri State Capitol
Jefferson City, Missouri
|Missouri State Senate|
Members of the Missouri General Assembly are prohibited from serving more than eight years in either the state house of representatives or state senate, or a total of sixteen years, due to statutory term limits.
The next election is scheduled for 2022.
After the 2020 general election the party representation in the Senate was:
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of previous legislature||24||10||34||0|
|Beginning of current legislature||24||10||34||0|
|Latest voting share||71%||29%|
|President Pro Tem of the Senate||Dave Schatz||Republican||Sullivan||26|
|Majority Leader||Caleb Rowden||Republican||Columbia||19|
|Assistant Majority Floor Leader||Bill White||Republican||Joplin||32|
|Minority Leader||John Rizzo||Democratic||Kansas City||11|
|Assistant Minority Leader||Brian Williams||Democratic||St. Louis County||14|
Members of the Missouri SenateEdit
Under Rule 25 of the Senate Rules, all committees are appointed by the President Pro Tem, who is currently Dave Schatz.
|Administration||Dave Schatz||Caleb Rowden|
|Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources||Mike Bernskoetter||Jason Bean|
|Appropriations||Dan Hegeman||Lincoln Hough|
|Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment||Mike Cierpiot||Jeanie Riddle|
|Economic Development||Denny Hoskins||Mike Cierpiot|
|Education||Cindy O'Laughlin||Rick Brattin|
|Fiscal Oversight||Lincoln Hough||Bill White|
|General Laws||Bill Eigel||Holly Rehder|
|Gubernatorial Appointments||Dave Schatz||Caleb Rowden|
|Health and Pensions||Bob Onder||Andrew Koenig|
|Insurance and Banking||Paul Wieland||Sandy Crawford|
|Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence||Tony Luetkemeyer||Bob Onder|
|Local Government and Elections||Sandy Crawford||Lincoln Hough|
|Professional Registration||Jeanie Riddle||Eric Burlison|
|Progress and Development||Jill Schupp||Brian Williams|
|Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics||Caleb Rowden||Dave Schatz|
|Seniors, Families and Children||Bill White||Elaine Gannon|
|Small Business and Industry||Eric Burlison||Mike Moon|
|Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety||Justin Brown||Jason Bean|
|Ways and Means||Andrew Koenig||Bill Eigel|
- "Did You Know - Facts About the Missouri Senate". www.senate.mo.gov. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
- "Home". senate.mo.gov.
- Article III, Section 8 of the Constitution of Missouri (1945)
- "Senators - Missouri Senate". Missouri Senate. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
- "Standing Committees | Missouri Senate". Missouri Senate. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
- Missouri State Senate
- State Senate of Missouri at Project Vote Smart
- Revised Statutes of Missouri
- Missouri State Government
- Missouri Senate at Ballotpedia
- Missouri State Senate, 99th General Assembly
- Publications by or about the Missouri Senate at Internet Archive.