With Veto Session in the books, the first regular session of the Missouri General Assembly is officially over. The Missouri House overrode 14 of Governor Parson’s vetoes, but the Senate did not take any of them up, so the Governor’s vetoes stand.
Also, during Veto Session, the House Republicans picked current Majority Floor Leader Jon Patterson of Lees Summit as their Speaker Elect. IF tradition holds, Patterson will be elected Speaker of the House in January 2025.
Patterson’s ascension to Speaker sets up a race for the House Majority Floor Leader position. Announced candidates for that position are Jamie Burger of Benton, MO, and Alex Riley of Springfield, MO. The House Majority Floor Leader position is elected by the majority members (Republicans), while the Speaker of the House is elected by the entire House.