Missouri Government, A Brief Look
House of Representatives
The House of Representatives has 163 members, who each represent about 31,000 people. House terms are for two years. House candidates must be at least 24 years of age, a qualified voter of the state for two years, and a resident of their district for at least one year.
The speaker of the House, elected by the members of the House, presides over the House and is its main officer.