JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- St. Charles Senator Tom Dempsey
will be the highest ranking member of the Missouri Senate when it reconvenes in
The 24 Republican members elected
Dempsey Speaker Pro Tem. He ran unopposed. Dempsey was the second ranking Republican
in the Senate for the last two years. He will replace Senator Robert Mayer as
Pro Tem. Mayer is term limited.
leaders elected by the Republican caucus include Sen. Ron Richard of Joplin as Majority Floor Leader, Sen. Mike
Kehoe of Jefferson City, Assistant Floor Leader, Sen. Brian Nieves of
Washington, Majority Whip, Sen. Eric Schmitt of Glendale, Caucus Chair and Sen. Jay Wasson, Nixa, Caucus Secretary.