Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials

PO Box 809
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-1851
Fax: (573)-751-1212

Email:
Website:

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: Article 13

Department: Office of Administration

Mission: The Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials ensures that the power to control the rate of compensation of elected officials is retained and exercised by the tax paying citizens of the state. No elected state official, general assembly member, or judge, except municipal judges, shall receive compensation for the performance of their duties other than in the amount established for each office by the commission.

Function: The Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials sets the compensation of state officials, general assembly members and judges.

SubCommittees: State Elected Officials Committee, General Assembly Committee, Judicial Committee

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4-6 (every two years)

Location of meetings: Jefferson City; public hearings throughout the state

Duration of meetings: 1-2 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 2 hours

Total time commitment: 16-20 hours (every two years)

Details on Members

Total members: 21

Appointed members: 12

Term length: 4 years; no reappointment allowed

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 1 member must have experience in the field of personnel management, 1 must represent organized labor; 1 must represent small business in the state, 1 must be the chief executive officer of a business doing an average gross annual business in excess of one million dollars; 1 must represent the health care industry; 1 must represent agriculture; and 2 must be over the age of 60 years; 2 public members appointed by the Governor must be citizens of a third class county north of the Missouri River, 2 must be citizens of a third class county south of the Missouri River; 1 member from each congressional district must be selected at random by the Secretary of State; 1 member must be a retired judge appointed by the judges of the Supreme Court. No state official, no member of the general assembly, no active judge of any court, no employee of the state or any of its institutions, boards, commissions, agencies or other entities, no elected or appointed official or employee of any political subdivision of the state, and no lobbyist as defined by law shall serve as a member of the commission. No parent, spouse, child, or dependent relative of any person ineligible for service on the commission may serve on the commission.

Political Requirements: yes, not more than 6 members appointed by the Governor may be members of the same political party; no more than 5 members selected by the Secretary of State may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: see board slotting

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Mr. Jeffrey William Lawrence(R)
3rd class county north of Missouri River 1
Moberly
Term begins: Nov 8, 2016
Term expires: Feb 1, 2020

Vacant Slot
3rd class county north of Missouri River 2

Richard F. Stratman(R)
3rd class county south of Missouri River 1
Washington
Term begins: Nov 8, 2016
Term expires: Feb 1, 2020

Mr. James E. Smith(R)
3rd class county south of Missouri River 2
Clinton
Term begins: Nov 8, 2016
Term expires: Feb 1, 2020

Jeff L. Benbrook(R)
Agriculture
Nevada
Term begins: Nov 8, 2016
Term expires: Feb 1, 2020

Mr. James L. Hodge(D)
CEO over $1,000,000 in business
Springfield
Term begins: Nov 8, 2016
Term expires: Feb 1, 2020

Rebekah S. Lucas(R)
Health Care Industry Representative
Belle
Term begins: Nov 8, 2016
Term expires: Feb 1, 2020

Brian Nichols(D)
Labor Represenative
O'Fallon
Term begins: Nov 8, 2016
Term expires: Feb 1, 2020

Dr. Helen R Washburn(D)
Over 60 years of age 1
Columbia
Term begins: Nov 8, 2016
Term expires: Feb 1, 2020

Vacant Slot
Over 60 years of age 2

Andrew J. Zellers(D)
Personnel Management Experience
Kansas City
Term begins: Nov 8, 2016
Term expires: Feb 1, 2020

Jennifer A. Feldhaus(D)
Small Business Representative
Chesterfield
Term begins: Nov 8, 2016
Term expires: Feb 1, 2020

Donna M. Coleman-Woods(D)
Congressional District 1
Florissant

Penelope Hartley(R)
Congressional District 2
Manchester

Melinda J. Baker(D)
Congressional District 3
Wentzville

Justin J. Klocke(D)
Congressional District 4
Columbia

Beverly Green(R)
Congressional District 5
Kansas City

Terri Guillott-Botts(D)
Congressional District 6
Kearney

Gina Clinkingbeard(R)
Congressional District 7
Ava

Charlotte Angotti(R)
Congressional District 8
Wardell

The Honorable James M Welsh
Retired Judge - appointed by the Supreme Court