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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
Ron Richard ( R)
Since January 7, 2013
Majority Leader
Vacant ( R)
Since June 18, 2018
Assistant Majority Floor Leader
Bob Onder ( R)
Since January 5, 2015
Minority Leader
Gina Walsh ( D)
Since January 5, 2015
Missouri Senate June 2018.svg
Political groups


Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Missouri Constitution
Salary$35,915/year + per diem
Last election
November 8, 2016
(17 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2018
(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

Position Name Party Residence District
President Pro Tem of the Senate Ron Richard Republican Joplin 32
Majority Leader Vacant (was Mike Kehoe) Republican
Assistant Majority Floor Leader Bob Onder Republican Lake Saint Louis 2
Minority Leader Gina Walsh Democratic Bellefontaine Neighbors [4] 13

Members of the Missouri Senate

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 Jacob Hummel Dem St. Louis
5 Jamilah Nasheed Dem St. Louis
6 Vacant (was Mike Kehoe)
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 Maria Chappelle-Nadal Dem University City
15 Andrew Koenig Rep Manchester ( St. Louis Co.)
16 Dan Brown Rep Rolla
17 Lauren Arthur Dem Kansas City
18 Brian Munzlinger Rep Williamstown
19 Caleb Rowden Rep Columbia
20 Jay Wasson Rep Nixa
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 Bob Dixon Rep Springfield
31 Ed Emery Rep Lamar
32 Ron Richard Rep Joplin
33 Mike Cunningham Rep Marshfield
34 Rob Schaaf Rep St. Joseph


Standing Committees [5]

Committee Chair Vice-Chair
Administration Ron Richard Mike Kehoe
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Brian Munzlinger Denny Hoskins
Appropriations Dan Brown Ryan Silvey
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Ryan Silvey Ed Emery
Economic Development Jay Wasson Dan Hegeman
Education Gary Romine Bill Eigel
Fiscal Oversight Mike Cunningham Ryan Silvey
General Laws Bob Onder Doug Libla
Government Reform Ed Emery Dave Schatz
Gubernatorial Appointments Ron Richard Mike Kehoe
Health and Pensions Rob Schaaf Andrew Koenig
Insurance and Banking Paul Wieland Mike Cunningham
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Bob Dixon Bob Onder
Local Government and Elections Dan Hegeman David Sater
Professional Registration Jeanie Riddle Caleb Rowden
Progress and Development Gina Walsh [6] Kiki Curls
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Mike Kehoe Ron Richard
Seniors, Families and Children David Sater Jeanie Riddle
Small Business and Industry Doug Libla Paul Wieland
Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Dave Schatz Gary Romine
Veterans and Military Affairs Wayne Wallingford Will Kraus
Ways and Means Will Kraus Wayne Wallingford

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. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Progress and Development | Missouri Senate". www.senate.mo.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-10.

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MISSOURI SENATE Latitude and Longitude:

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