Business Champions

The Business Champion designation recognizes state lawmakers who supported policies during the year’s legislative session to grow our economy and make Missouri a more competitive place to do business.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to recognize the following lawmakers as Business Champions during the 2023 legislative session. Their work is helping build a better business climate by growing the economy, supporting employers and attracting investment opportunities to our state.

The Business Champions list was created after an analysis of key votes on important business issues. To be included, legislators needed to have at least a 75% record of siding with the Missouri Chamber on priority issues.

To see the full list of rated votes, click below.


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business champions: senate

The following members of the Missouri Senate are recognized as Business Champions for their work to advance pro-business legislation:

Lauren Arthur

Jason Bean

Doug Beck

Mike Bernskoetter

Rusty Black

Justin Brown

Mike Cierpiot

Sandy Crawford

Karla Eslinger

Travis Fitzwater

Elaine Gannon

Lincoln Hough

Andrew Koenig

Tony Luetkemeyer

Karla May

Tracy McCreery

Angela Walton Mosley

Cindy O’Laughlin

Greg Razer

Holly Thompson Rehder

John Rizzo

Steven Roberts

Caleb Rowden

Curtis Trent

Barbara Washington

Brian Williams

business champions: house

The following members of the Missouri House of Representatives are recognized as Business Champions for their work to advance pro-business legislation:

Phil Amato

Marlon Anderson

Darrell Atchison

Ashley Aune

Gretchen Bangert

Donna Baringer

Jerome Barnes

John Black

Gary Bonacker

Chris Brown

Richard Brown

Paula Brown

Donnie Brown

Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway

Jamie Burger

Michael Burton

Danny Busick

Steve Butz

David Casteel

Brad Christ

Jeff Coleman

Bennie Cook

Ron Copeland

Aaron Crossley

Dane Diehl

Chris Dinkins

David Evans

Bill Falkner

Jeff Farnan

Betsy Fogle

Rick Francis

Sherri Gallick

Kurtis Gregory

Dave Griffith

Kent Haden

Willard Haley

Bill Hardwick

Stephanie Hein

Mike Henderson

Yolonda Fountain Henderson

Dave Hinman

Dan Houx

Barry Hovis

Josh Hurlbert

Keri Ingle

Jamie Johnson

Michael Johnson

Doyle Justus

Jim Kalberloh

Hannah Kelly

Jeff Knight

Ed Lewis

Ian Mackey

Doug Mann

Don Mayhew

Peggy McGaugh

Mike McGirl

Herman Morse

Jeff Myers

Maggie Nurrenbern

Michael O’Donnell

Philip Oehlerking

Bill Owen

Cameron Parker

Jonathan Patterson

Chad Perkins

Tara Peters

Adrian Plank

Dean Plocher

Bradley Pollitt

Sean Pouche

Crystal Quade

Rodger Reedy

Renee Reuter

Louis Riggs

Alex Riley

Lane Roberts

Bruce Sassmann

Robert Sauls

Jim Schulte

Greg Sharpe

Brenda Shields

David Tyson Smith

Travis Smith

Kathy Steinhoff

Mike Stephens

Melanie Stinnett

Kemp Strickler

Tim Taylor

Terry Thompson

Sarah Unsicker

Dean Van Schoiack

Rudy Veit

John Voss

Ken Waller

Bridget Walsh Moore

Travis Wilson

Dale Wright

Yolanda Young