Nov 03, 2020
Nov 07, 2018 - Jul 27, 2020
The Governor of the State of Missouri is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Missouri. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two terms. Missouri's governor is commander-in-chief of the state military forces in the state of Missouri. The governor appoints department heads and members of boards and commissions, including issuing, signing, and sealing the commission. Additionally, the governor has power the to grant reprieves, commutations and pardons, after conviction, for all offenses except treason and cases of impeachment. Specifically, the governor's pardon power does not include a power to parole. Excepting bills to convene or adjourn and proposed Constitutional Amendments, all bills requiring the concurrence of both chambers must be presented to the Governor. In extraordinary circumstances, he may convene special sessions of the legislature. At the start of each regular legislative session, at the end of the governor's term, and at other time she deems prudent, the governor shall address the legislature on the state of the state and make recommendations. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Making all appointments not otherwise provided for by law, submitting a budget to the legislature within 30 days of the start of each session, exercising a line-item veto on appropriations bills, and reducing state expenditures in line with revenue. The salary for this position is $133,821.
Submit application to:
Missouri Secretary of State, 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO, 65101, US