Missouri Senate

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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
Joe Keaveny (D)
Since January 5, 2015
Seats 34
Senate diagram 2014 State of Missouri.svg
Political groups
Governing party

Opposition party


  •    Vacant (2)
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 1, 2016
(17 seats)
Redistricting Legislative 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.[2]


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
Latest voting share 75% 25%

Senate Officers

Position Name Party Residence District
President Pro Tem of the Senate Tom Dempsey Republican St. Charles 23
Majority Leader Ron Richard Republican Joplin 32
Minority Leader Joseph Keaveny Democratic St. Louis 4

Members of the Missouri Senate

District Senator Party Residence
1 Scott Sifton Dem St. Louis
2 Bob Onder Rep Lake St. Louis
3 Gary Romine Rep Farmington
4 Joseph Keaveny Dem St. Louis
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 Paul LeVota (D) resigned effective August 23, 2015 Independence
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 Tom Dempsey (R) resigned effective August 7, 2015[5] St. Charles
24 Jill Schupp Dem St. Louis
25 Doug Libla Rep Dexter
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 Tom Dempsey Ron Richard
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 Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Mike Cunningham Ryan Silvey
Gubernatorial Appointments Tom Dempsey Ron Richard
Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Eric Schmitt Dan Hegeman
Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Bob Dixon Bob Onder
Progress and Development Joseph Keavney Gina Walsh
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Ron Richard Tom Dempsey
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 (July 31, 2015). "State Sen. Dempsey of St. Charles resigns". St Louis Business Journal. Retrieved September 1, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Paul LeVota (D) resigned effective August 23, 2015. [1]
  5. Kirn, Jacob (July 31, 2015). "State Sen. Dempsey of St. Charles resigns". St Louis Business Journal. Retrieved September 1, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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