The Missouri Senate is the upper chamber of the Missouri General Assembly. It has 34 members, representing districts with an average population of 181,000.[1] Its members serve four-year terms, with half the seats being up for election every two years. The Senate chooses a President Pro 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.[2]

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.[3]

Elections were held in 2022.


After the 2022 general election the party representation in the Senate was:

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
End of previous legislature2410340
Beginning of current legislature2410340
Latest voting share71%29%

Senate officers

President Pro Tem of the SenateCaleb RowdenRepublicanColumbia19
Majority LeaderCindy O'LaughlinRepublicanShelbina18
Assistant Majority Floor LeaderJason BeanRepublicanPoplar Bluff25
Minority LeaderJohn RizzoDemocraticKansas City11
Assistant Minority LeaderDoug BeckDemocraticSt. Louis County1

Members of the Missouri Senate

1Doug BeckDemocratic2021St. Louis
2Nick SchroerRepublican2023Defiance
3Elaine GannonRepublican2021De Soto
4Karla MayDemocratic2019St. Louis
5Steven RobertsDemocratic2021St. Louis
6Mike BernskoetterRepublican2019Jefferson City
7Greg RazerDemocratic2021Kansas City
8Mike CierpiotRepublican2017Lee's Summit
9Barbara WashingtonDemocratic2021Kansas City
10Travis FitzwaterRepublican2023New Bloomfield
11John RizzoDemocratic2017Kansas City
12Rusty BlackRepublican2023Chillicothe
13Angela MosleyDemocratic2021Spanish Lake
14Brian WilliamsDemocratic2019St. Louis County
15Andrew KoenigRepublican2017Manchester (St. Louis Co.)
16Justin BrownRepublican2019Rolla
17Lauren ArthurDemocratic2018Kansas City
18Cindy O'LaughlinRepublican2019Shelbina
19Caleb RowdenRepublican2017Columbia
20Curtis TrentRepublican2023Battlefield
21Denny HoskinsRepublican2017Warrensburg
22Mary Elizabeth ColemanRepublican2023Arnold
23Bill EigelRepublican2017Weldon Spring
24Tracy McCreeryDemocratic2023Creve Coeur
25Jason BeanRepublican2021Poplar Bluff
26Ben BrownRepublican2023Washington
27Holly RehderRepublican2021Cape Girardeau
28Sandy CrawfordRepublican2017Buffalo
29Mike MoonRepublican2021Ash Grove
30Lincoln HoughRepublican2019Springfield
31Rick BrattinRepublican2021Lamar
32Jill CarterRepublican2023Joplin
33Karla EslingerRepublican2021Marshfield
34Tony LuetkemeyerRepublican2019Parkville



Under Rule 25 of the Senate Rules, all committees are appointed by the President Pro Tem, who is currently Caleb Rowden.[5]

Standing committees

AdministrationCaleb RowdenCindy O'Laughlin
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor ResourcesJason BeanRusty Black
AppropriationsLincoln HoughTony Luetkemeyer
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the EnvironmentMike CierpiotTravis Fitzwater
Economic DevelopmentDenny HoskinsKarla Eslinger
EducationAndrew KoenigRick Brattin
Emerging IssuesJustin BrownMike Moon
Fiscal OversightHolly RehderMike Bernskoetter
General LawsMike BernskoetterMike Cierpiot
Government AccountabilityKarla EslingerBen Brown
Gubernatorial AppointmentsCaleb RowdenCindy O'Laughlin
Health and WelfareMary Elizabeth ColemanJill Carter
Insurance and BankingSandy CrawfordCurtis Trent
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal JurisprudenceTony LuetkemeyerNick Schroer
Local Government and ElectionsElaine GannonSandy Crawford
Professional RegistrationJeanie RiddleEric Burlison
Progress and DevelopmentLauren ArthurBrian Williams
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and EthicsCindy O'LaughlinCaleb Rowden
Transportation, Infrastructure and Public SafetyTravis FitzwaterJustin Brown
Veterans, Military Affairs, and PensionsBill EigelRick Brattin


See also


  1. ^ "Did You Know - Facts About the Missouri Senate". Retrieved January 8, 2023.
  2. ^ "Home".
  3. ^ Article III, Section 8 of the Constitution of Missouri (1945)
  4. ^ "Senators - Missouri Senate". Missouri Senate. Retrieved January 5, 2023.
  5. ^ "Standing Committees | Missouri Senate". Missouri Senate. Retrieved February 8, 2023.

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