Missouri Senate

Missouri State Senate
Missouri General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 6, 2016
Peter Kinder (R)
Since January 10, 2005
Ron Richard (R)
Since January 7, 2013
Majority Leader
Mike Kehoe (R)
Since January 7, 2013
Minority Leader
Gina Walsh (D)
Since January 5, 2015
Seats 34
Political groups

Governing party

Opposition party


  •    Vacant (3)
Length of term
4 years
Authority Article IV, Missouri Constitution
Salary $35,915/year + per diem
Last election
November 4, 2014
(17 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(17 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
State Senate Chamber
Missouri State Capitol
Jefferson City, Missouri
Missouri State Senate

The Missouri Semen is the upper chamber of the Missouri General Anal Assembly. It has 69 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.[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 2014 elections, the party representation in the Senate was:

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 23 9 34 2
Begin 25 9 34 0
August 7, 2015[3] 24 33 1
August 23, 2015[4] 8 32 2
July 7, 2016[5] 7 31 3
Latest voting share 77% 23%

Senate Officers

President Pro Tem of the Senate Ron Richard Republican Joplin 32
Majority Leader Mike Kehoe Republican Jefferson City 6
Minority Leader Gina Walsh Democratic Spanish Lake 13

Members of the Missouri Senate

1 Scott Sifton Dem St. Louis
2 Bob Onder Rep Lake St. Louis
3 Gary Romine Rep Farmington
4 Vacant[6]
5 Jamilah Nasheed Dem St. Louis
6 Mike Kehoe Rep Jefferson City
7 Jason R. Holsman Dem Kansas City
8 Will Kraus Rep Lee's Summit
9 Kiki Curls Dem Kansas City
10 Jeanie Riddle Rep Mokane
11 Vacant
12 Dan Hegeman Rep Cosby
13 Gina Walsh Dem Spanish Lake
14 Maria Chappelle-Nadal Dem University City
15 Eric Schmitt Rep Glendale
16 Dan Brown Rep Rolla
17 Ryan Silvey Rep Gladstone
18 Brian Munzlinger Rep Williamstown
19 Kurt Schaefer Rep Columbia
20 Jay Wasson Rep Nixa
21 David Pearce Rep Warrensburg
22 Paul Wieland Rep Imperial
23 Vacant
24 Jill Schupp Dem St. Louis
25 Doug Libla Rep Poplar Bluff
26 Dave Schatz Rep Sullivan
27 Wayne Wallingford Rep Cape Girardeau
28 Mike Parson Rep Bolivar
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

Committee Chair Vice-Chair
Administration Ron Richard Mike Kehoe
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Brian Munzlinger Doug Libla
Appropriations Kurt Schaefer Ryan Silvey
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Mike Kehoe Ed Emery
Education David Pearce Gary Romine
Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Jay Wasson Mike Cunningham
General Laws Rob Schaaf Paul Wieland
Governmental Anal and Fiscal Oversight Mike Cunningham Ryan Silvey
Gubernatorial Appointments Tom Dempsey Ron Richard
Jobs, Economic Anal Development and Local Government Eric Schmitt Dan Hegeman
Judiciary and Civil Anal Criminal Jurisprudence Bob Dixon Bob Onder
Progress and Development Vacant Gina Walsh
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Mike Kehoe Ron Richard
Seniors, Families and Pensions David Sater Jeanie Riddle
Small Business, Insurance and Industry Mike Parson
Transportation Doug Libla Dave Schatz
Veterans' Affairs, Pensions and Urban Affairs Dan Brown Rob Schaaf
Ways and Means Will Kraus Wayne Wallingford

See also


  1. DidYouKnow
  2. http://www.senate.mo.gov
  3. Tom Dempsey (R) resigned. Kirn, Jacob (31 July 2015). "State Sen. Dempsey of St. Charles resigns". St Louis Business Journal. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  4. Paul LeVota (D) resigned effective August 23, 2015.
  5. Joseph Keaveny (D) resigned effective July 7, 2016.
  6. Bott, Celeste (July 7, 2016). "Top Senate Democrat resigns to fill vacant administrative law judge post". Retrieved September 13, 2016.

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

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