The Missouri House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Missouri General Assembly. It has 163 members, representing districts with an average size of 37,000 residents. House members are elected for two-year terms during general elections held in even-numbered years.

Missouri's house is the fourth largest in the United States even as the state ranks 18th in population. The only states with a larger lower house in the United States are New Hampshire (400), Pennsylvania (203) and Georgia (180).[2][3] Republicans have controlled the State House since 2003.[4]

The next election will be held in 2024.


The Missouri House of Representatives meets annually beginning on the Wednesday after the first Monday in January.[5] A part-time legislature, it concludes session business by May 30. To serve in the chamber, an individual must have attained the age of 24 and have resided in their district for a period of one year preceding the election. State representatives are paid $36,813 per year, with a per diem of $121 per day. The Speaker of the House is the most powerful individual in the chamber, elected by all members of the House. The Speaker makes an additional $2,500 per year in accordance with state law. Representatives are term-limited to a maximum of four terms, or eight years, in the chamber.

Members confirm officers of the House every two years when organizing as a new General Assembly, which include the Chief Clerk, the Sergeant-At-Arms, the Chaplain, and the Doorkeeper.[6] The Chief Clerk has the added responsibility of serving as House Administrator and is responsible for supervising the work of eight non-partisan staff. The current Chief Clerk and House Administrator is Dana Miller.[6]

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
End of previous session1144701612
Start of 2021 session1144801621
After April 6 special election[7]1144901630
Beginning of 2022 session[8][9][10]1084901576
Start of 2023 session[11]1115201630
April 17, 2023[12]1115101621
Latest voting share68.5%31.5%


Speaker of the HouseDean PlocherRep89
Speaker Pro TemporeMike HendersonRep117
Majority LeaderJonathan PattersonRep30
Assistant Majority Floor LeaderJamie BurgerRep148
Majority WhipHardy BillingtonRep152
Majority Caucus ChairChris DinkinsRep144
Minority LeaderCrystal QuadeDem132
Assistant Minority Floor LeaderRichard BrownDem27
Minority WhipAshley AuneDem14
Minority Caucus ChairIngrid BurnettDem19


List of current representatives

DistrictRepresentativePartySinceResidenceCounties represented
1Jeff FarnenRepublican2023StanberryAtchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway
2Mazzie BoydRepublican2023HamiltonCaldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Worth
3Danny BusickRepublican2019NewtownAdair, Mercer, Putnam, Sullivan
4Greg SharpeRepublican2019EwingAdair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Monroe, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby
5Louis RiggsRepublican2019HannibalMarion, Ralls
6Ed LewisRepublican2021MoberlyMacon, Randolph
7Peggy McGaughRepublican2017CarrolltonCarroll, Linn, Livingston, Ray
8Josh HurlbertRepublican2021SmithvilleClay, Clinton
9Dean Van SchoiackRepublican2021SavannahAndrew, Clinton, DeKalb
10Bill FalknerRepublican2019St. JosephBuchanan
11Brenda ShieldsRepublican2019St. JosephBuchanan
12Jamie JohnsonDemocratic2023Kansas CityPlatte
13Sean PoucheRepublican2021Kansas CityBuchanan, Platte
14Ashley AuneDemocratic2021Kansas CityPlatte
15Maggie NurrenbernDemocratic2021Kansas CityClay
16Chris BrownRepublican2021Kansas CityClay
17Bill AllenRepublican2023Kansas CityClay
18Eric WoodsDemocratic2023Kansas CityClay
19Ingrid BurnettDemocratic2017Kansas CityJackson
20Aaron McMullenRepublican2023IndependenceJackson
21Robert SaulsDemocratic2019IndependenceJackson
22Yolanda YoungDemocratic2020Kansas CityJackson
23Michael JohnsonDemocratic2021Kansas CityJackson
24Emily WeberDemocratic2021Kansas CityJackson
25Patty LewisDemocratic2021Kansas CityJackson
26Ashley Bland ManloveDemocratic2019Kansas CityJackson
27Richard BrownDemocratic2017Kansas CityJackson
28Jerome BarnesDemocratic2017RaytownJackson
29Aaron CrossleyDemocratic2023IndependenceJackson
30Jonathan PattersonRepublican2019Lee's SummitJackson
31Dan StacyRepublican2017Blue SpringsJackson
32Jeff ColemanRepublican2019Grain ValleyJackson
33Chris SanderRepublican2021Lone JackJackson
34Kemp StricklerDemocratic2023Lee's SummitJackson
35Keri IngleDemocratic2019Lee's SummitJackson
36Anthony EalyDemocratic2023GrandviewJackson
37Mark SharpDemocratic2020Kansas CityJackson
38Chris LonsdaleRepublican2023LibertyClay
39Doug RicheyRepublican2019Excelsior SpringsClay
40Chad PerkinsRepublican2021Bowling GreenLincoln, Pike
41Doyle JustusRepublican2023TroyLincoln
42Jeff MyersRepublican2023WarrentonMontgomery, Warren
43Kent HadenRepublican2019MexicoAudrain, Callaway, Monroe
44Cheri Toalson ReischRepublican2017HallsvilleBoone
45Kathy SteinhoffDemocratic2023ColumbiaBoone
46David Tyson SmithDemocratic2021ColumbiaBoone
47Adrian PlankDemocratic2023ColumbiaBoone
48Tim TaylorRepublican2021BuncetonChariton, Cooper, Howard, Randolph
49Jim SchulteRepublican2023New BloomfieldCallaway
50Doug MannDemocratic2023ColumbiaBoone
51Kurtis GregoryRepublican2021MarshallLafayette, Saline
52Brad PollittRepublican2019SedaliaPettis
53Terry ThompsonRepublican2021LexingtonLafayette, Ray
54Dan HouxRepublican2017WarrensburgJohnson
55Mike HaffnerRepublican2019Pleasant HillCass
56Michael DavisRepublican2021Kansas CityCass
57Rodger ReedyRepublican2019WindsorBenton, Johnson, Pettis
58Willard HaleyRepublican2021EldonCooper, Moniteau, Morgan
59Rudy VeitRepublican2019WardsvilleCole
60Dave GriffithRepublican2019Jefferson CityCole
61Bruce SassmannRepublican2021BlandGasconade, Miller, Montgomery, Osage
62Sherri GallickRepublican2023BeltonBates, Cass
63Tricia ByrnesRepublican2023WentzvilleSt. Charles
64Tony LovascoRepublican2019O'FallonSt. Charles
65Wendy HausmanRepublican2023St. PetersSt. Charles
66Marlene TerryDemocratic2021St. LouisSt. Louis County
67Chantelle Nickson-ClarkDemocratic2023FlorissantSt. Louis County
68Jay MosleyDemocratic2017FlorissantSt. Louis County
69Adam SchneltingRepublican2019St. CharlesSt. Charles County
70Gretchen BangertDemocratic2017FlorrissantSt. Louis County
71LaDonna AppelbaumDemocratic2019St. LouisSt. Louis County
72Doug ClemensDemocratic2019St. AnnSt. Louis County
73Raychel ProudieDemocratic2019FergusonSt. Louis County
74Kevin Windham Jr.Democratic2019HillsdaleSt. Louis County
75Alan GrayDemocratic2017Black JackSt. Louis County
76Marlon AndersonDemocratic2021St. LouisSt. Louis City
77Kimberly-Ann CollinsDemocratic2021St. LouisSt. Louis City
78VacantSt. Louis City
79LaKeySha Frazier-BosleyDemocratic2019St. LouisSt. Louis City
80Peter MeridethDemocratic2017St. LouisSt. Louis City
81Steve ButzDemocratic2019St. LouisSt. Louis City
82Donna BaringerDemocratic2017St. LouisSt. Louis City
83Sarah UnsickerDemocratic2017ShrewsburySt. Louis County
84Del TaylorDemocratic2023St. LouisSt. Louis City
85Yolonda Fountain HendersonDemocratic2023St. LouisSt. Louis County
86Joe AdamsDemocratic2021University CitySt. Louis County
87Paula BrownDemocratic2019HazelwoodSt. Louis County
88Holly JonesRepublican2023EurekaSt. Louis County
89Dean PlocherRepublican2016St. LouisSt. Louis County
90Barbara PhiferDemocratic2021St. LouisSt. Louis County
91Jo DollDemocratic2021Webster GrovesSt. Louis County
92Michael BurtonDemocratic2021LakeshireSt. Louis County
93Bridget Walsh MooreDemocratic2021St. LouisSt. Louis County
94Jim MurphyRepublican2019St. LouisSt. Louis County
95Michael O'DonnellRepublican2019St. LouisSt. Louis County
96Brad ChristRepublican2023St. LouisSt. Louis County
97David CasteelRepublican2023High RidgeJefferson
98Deb LavenderDemocratic2023ManchesterSt. Louis County
99Ian MackeyDemocratic2019St. LouisSt. Louis County
100Philip OehlerkingRepublican2023BallwinSt. Louis County
101Ben KeathleyRepublican2023ChesterfieldSt. Louis County
102Richard WestRepublican2021WentzvilleSt. Charles
103Dave HinmanRepublican2023O'FallonSt. Charles
104Phil ChristofanelliRepublican2017St. PetersSt. Charles
105Adam SchwadronRepublican2021St. CharlesSt. Charles
106Travis WilsonRepublican2023St. CharlesSt. Charles
107Mark MatthiesenRepublican2023O'FallonSt. Charles
108Justin HicksRepublican2023Lake St. LouisSt. Charles
109Kyle MarquartRepublican2023WashingtonFranklin
110Justin SparksRepublican2023WildwoodSt. Louis County
111Gary BonackerRepublican2023House SpringsJefferson
112Renee ReuterRepublican2023ImperialJefferson
113Phil AmatoRepublican2023ArnoldJefferson
114Ken WallerRepublican2023HerculaneumJefferson
115Cyndi Buchheit-CourtwayRepublican2021FestusJefferson
116Dale WrightRepublican2019FarmingtonMadison, St. Francois
117Mike HendersonRepublican2017Bonne TerreSt. Francois
118Mike McGirlRepublican2019PotosiFranklin, Washington
119Brad BandermanRepublican2023St. ClairFranklin
120Ron CopelandRepublican2021SalemCrawford, Dent
121Bill HardwickRepublican2021WaynesvillePulaski
122Tara PetersRepublican2023RollaPhelps
123Lisa ThomasRepublican2021Lake OzarkCamden
124Don MayhewRepublican2019CrockerMiller, Pulaski
125Dane DiehlRepublican2023ButlerBates, Cedar, Vernon
126Jim KalberlohRepublican2021Lowry CityHenry, Hickory, St. Clair
127Ann KelleyRepublican2019LamarBarton, Cedar, Dade, Jasper
128Mike StephensRepublican2017BolivarHickory, Polk
129John BlackRepublican2019MarshfieldWebster
130Bishop DavidsonRepublican2021RepublicGreene
131Bill OwenRepublican2021SpringfieldGreene
132Crystal QuadeDemocratic2017SpringfieldGreene
133Melanie StinnettRepublican2023SpringfieldGreene
134Alex RileyRepublican2021SpringfieldGreene
135Betsy FogleDemocratic2021SpringfieldGreene
136Stephanie HeinDemocratic2023SpringfieldGreene
137Darrin ChappellRepublican2023RogersvilleGreene
138Brad HudsonRepublican2019Cape FairChristian, Stone
139Bob TitusRepublican2023BillingsChristian
140Jamie GraggRepublican2023OzarkChristian
141Hannah KellyRepublican2017Mountain GroveDouglas, Laclede, Webster, Wright
142Jeff KnightRepublican2018LebanonCamden, Dallas, Laclede
143Bennie CookRepublican2021HoustonMaries, Phelps, Texas
144Chris DinkinsRepublican2018AnnapolisBollinger, Iron, Madison, Reynolds, Shannon, Washington, Wayne
145Rick FrancisRepublican2017PerryvillePerry, Ste. Genevieve
146Barry HovisRepublican2019WhitewaterCape Girardeau
147John VossRepublican2023Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau
148Jamie BurgerRepublican2021BentonScott
149Donnie BrownRepublican2023New MadridMississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot
150Cameron ParkerRepublican2023DeeringButler, Dunklin, Pemiscot
151Herman MorseRepublican2018DexterBollinger, Cape Girardeau, Stoddard
152Hardy BillingtonRepublican2019Poplar BluffButler
153Darrell AtchisonRepublican2021WilliamsvilleCarter, Howell, Oregon, Ripley, Shannon, Wayne
154David EvansRepublican2019West PlainsHowell
155Travis SmithRepublican2021DoraDouglas, Ozark, Stone, Taney
156Brian SeitzRepublican2021BransonTaney
157Mitch BoggsRepublican2021La RussellLawrence
158Scott CuppsRepublican2020Shell KnobBarry, McDonald
159Dirk DeatonRepublican2019NoelMcDonald, Newton
160Ben BakerRepublican2019NeoshoNewton
161Lane RobertsRepublican2019JoplinJasper
162Bob BromleyRepublican2019Carl JunctionJasper
163Cody SmithRepublican2017CarthageJasper

Standing committees

These are the yearly recurring committees that hold hearings on legislation filed by Representatives. Once filed, legislation is assigned to one of the following committees by the Missouri Speaker of the House. Legislation is typically assigned to the committee whose province envelopes the subject matter of the bill. However, there are frequently multiple relevant committees to which a bill can be assigned, and it is at the Speaker's discretion to choose which committee receives the bill. Politics can also play a part, as the Speaker may assign a bill to a committee with an unfriendly chair or membership, or may select a more friendly committee.

The partisan makeup of each committee is intended to reflect as closely as possible the partisan makeup of the entire House. Each Party caucus selects which of its members will serve on the Standing Committees, and the chair of each committee is chosen by the Speaker of the House.

Standing Committee List
Administration and AccountsJason ChipmanPeggy McGaugh
Agriculture PolicyDon RoneRick Francis
BudgetCody SmithDirk Deaton
Children and FamiliesMary Elizabeth ColemanDottie Bailey
Conference on BudgetCody SmithVacant
Consent and House ProcedureSara WalshCraig Fishel
Conservation and Natural ResourcesRandy PietzmanDon Mayhew
Corrections and Public InstitutionsAndrew McDanielChris Dinkins
Crime PreventionLane RobertsBarry Hovis
Downsizing State GovernmentBen BakerAdam Schnelting
Economic DevelopmentDerek GrierLouis Riggs
Elections and Elected OfficialsDan ShaulPeggy McGaugh
Elementary and Secondary EducationChuck BayseMike Haffner
Emerging IssuesAaron GriesheimerJonathan Patterson
EthicsTravis FitzwaterMark Ellebracht
Financial InstitutionsRick FrancisMichael O'Donnell
Fiscal ReviewTravis FitzwaterDoug Richey
General LawsCurtis TrentAlex Riley
Health and Mental Health PolicyMike StephensCyndi Buchheit-Courtway
Higher EducationBrenda ShieldsJohn Black
Insurance PolicyJustin HillJeff Porter
JudiciaryDavid EvansRudy Viet
Local GovernmentVacantBill Falkner
Legislative ReviewDan HouxRon Hicks
PensionsPatricia PikeRusty Black
Professional Registration and LicensingJeff ColemanChris Dinkins
Public SafetyShane RodenAndrew McDaniel
Rules – Administrative OversightJ. EgglestonBecky Ruth
Rules – Legislative OversightPhil ChristofanelliDoug Richey
Rural Community DevelopmentBrad PollittGreg Sharpe
TransportationBecky RuthJeff Porter
UtilitiesBill KiddBob Bromley
VeteransDave GriffithHerman Morse
Ways and MeansWayne WallingfordMike McGirl
Workforce DevelopmentMike HendersonKurtis Gregory

Budget committee and subcommittees

Tradition in the Missouri General Assembly is that all appropriations bills initiate in the Missouri House rather than the Senate. So each year, the chair of the House Budget Committee files legislation establishing the spending plan for the state of Missouri. This plan, which in 2007 exceeded $20 billion, may differ greatly from the Governor's budget recommendations, issued at the State of the State address given in late January.

The budget legislation is assigned to the House Budget Committee, which then assigns each bill to its respective subcommittee. After the subcommittee makes its recommendations, the full Budget Committee runs through the entire appropriations package, makes its desired changes, and sends the bill to the full House for consideration.[14]

Joint Committee on Legislative Research – Oversight SubcommitteeDan HegemanDenny Hoskins
Joint Committee on Legislative Research – Revision SubcommitteeCody SmithVacant
Appropriations – Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, and Economic DevelopmentScott CuppsDavid Evans
Appropriations – EducationRusty BlackBrenda Shields
Appropriations – General AdministrationBrad HudsonDon Mayhew
Appropriations – Health, Mental Health, and Social ServicesKirk DeatonPeggy McGaugh
Appropriations – Public Safety, Corrections, Transportation and RevenueSara WalshLane Roberts

Joint committees

Joint Committees contain members from both the Missouri House and Senate. These committees may be permanent and study ongoing issues, or may be temporary and intended to come up with suggested legislation to address a one-time issue. The Chair of these committees typically alternates annually between a Representative and a Senator to prevent unfairness to one chamber.[14]

  • Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
  • Joint Committee on Capitol Security
  • Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Joint Committee on Disaster Preparedness and Awareness
  • Joint Committee on Education
  • Joint Committee on Government Accountability
  • Joint Committee on the Justice System
  • Joint Committee on Legislative Research (three subcommittees)
  • Joint Committee on the Life Sciences
  • Joint Committee on Public Assistance
  • Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
  • Joint Committee on Tax Policy
  • Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight

Term limits

In 1992 Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment placing term limits on the Missouri House of Representatives. A Representative can serve no more than four two-year terms in the house. The first time term limits prevented someone from running again was in 2002.

Political party strength

Since 2003, the Republican Party has held this chamber of the Missouri General Assembly.

See also


  1. ^ [1], Missouri House of Representatives
  2. ^ CHRIS BLANK/The Associated Press. "Missouri Senate OKs shrinking number of House members". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  3. ^ brenda erickson (October 11, 2007). "Population and Size of Legislature". Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  4. ^ "Party control of Missouri state government: Historical party control". Ballotpedia. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  5. ^ "State Legislatures" (PDF). The Council of State Governments. 2019. p. 1. Archived from the original on June 18, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ a b "Missouri House of Representatives - Office of the Chief Clerk". Retrieved 2023-10-31.
  7. ^ Schallhorn, Kaitlyn (2021-04-29). "Capitol Briefs: David Tyson Smith sworn into Missouri House". The Missouri Times. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
  8. ^ Representative Rick Roeber (R-34) was expelled. [2]
  9. ^ Schallhorn, Kaitlyn (2021-10-20). "Tom Hannegan passes away". The Missouri Times. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
  10. ^ Long, Jeff (January 6, 2022). "Wayne Wallingford's former seat one of multiple vacancies in Missouri House". Southeast Missourian. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  11. ^ "MO State Leg. Results".
  12. ^ "Rep Rasheen Aldridge. Jr Resigns". Twitter.
  13. ^ "Leadership". Missouri House of Representatives. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  14. ^ a b c "Missouri House of Representative – Committees".

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