Rowden Wants to be Senate President Pro-Tem

(MISSOURINET) –  The Missouri House has chosen its leaders for the upcoming legislative session. Republicans have elected Dean Plocher, of St. Louis County, as the House Speaker and Jon Patterson, of Lee’s Summit, as the Majority Floor Leader.

For the Upper Chamber – Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden of Boone County wants to be the President Pro-Tem, the highest rank among senators.

Since term limits were enacted, he’s considered to be an experienced senator —after three years in office.

The title President Pro-Tem means President “for a time” and controls what bills come and go in the chamber.

Rowden, a Republican representing Boone County, says he has support from Democrats too, since he was able to steer the past session away from extreme policies.

Rowden is not certain that he faces any opposition in his party, but says he has been campaigning in the Senate as if he is behind.