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About the Commission

Welcome to the Missouri Ethics Commission's website


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The Commission consists of six members, each appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the senate for a four-year term. Commissioners serve in a non-partisan manner and not more than three can be of the same political party. Each member must be selected from a different congressional district. A chair and vice-chair are elected biannually. The Commission employs an Executive Director to oversee the day-to-day operations of the agency along with a 21-person, professional and non-partisan staff.

The Commission is charged with enforcement and retention of information and reports related to conflicts of interest laws relating to public officials and employees; lobbyist reporting laws; personal financial interest reporting laws; and campaign finance disclosure laws.

The Commission makes transparency and public information a priority in their operations. The Commission’s website provides detailed financial information about campaign expenditures and contributions and includes many publications, brochures, and web tutorials explaining Missouri’s ethics laws, requirements and regulations. The Commission is very dedicated to providing customer service and training for public officials, candidates and others wanting to understand ethics laws. We invite you to look around our website and take advantage of the many searches, resources and information available.

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Mission Statement


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The MEC serves the public interest by promoting and maintaining transparency, accountability, and compliance with campaign finance, lobbying, and conflict of interest laws. We educate and assist the citizens of Missouri, public officials, lobbyists, and those participating in public elections by increasing awareness and understanding of the law. We investigate and enforce these laws consistently.

Meet our Commissioners


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Don Summers, Chair
Republican, 6th Congressional District
Term expires March 15, 2020
Wayne Henke
Democrat, 3rd Congressional District
Term expires March 15, 2022
Kim Benjamin, Vice Chair
Democrat, 4th Congressional District
Term expires March 15, 2020
Sherman W. "Bill" Birkes, Jr.
Republican, 7th Congressional District
Term expires March 15, 2022
George Ratermann
Republican, 2nd Congressional District
Term expires March 15, 2020
Cheryl D.S. Walker
Democrat, 1st Congressional District
Term expires March 15, 2022

Ethics Overview Tutorials


View series of tutorials regarding ethics laws.

Educational Resources

Training Schedule

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Take Training Survey

If you have attended a training event, webinar or viewed an online tutorial, please take our short 10-question survey, we value your feedback!

Let Us Speak At Your Event

Interested in having Missouri Ethics speak at your event? Contact us at 800-392-8660 or 573-751-2020 or email training training@mec.mo.gov with details.