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Then-Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) presides over the Missouri Senate in Jefferson City on January 28, 2021 (file photo courtesy of Harrison Sweazea at Senate Communications)

(LISTEN): Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) discusses secretary of state’s race, term limits and sports wagering on 939 the Eagle’s “CEO Roundtable”

Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) is seeking the GOP nomination for secretary of state in August 2024. Senator Rowden, who is being forced out of the Senate by term limits at the end of 2024, joined 939 the Eagle host Fred Parry for the hour on Saturday morning’s “CEO Roundtable” program. Term limits were a key topic of discussion. Missouri voters approved term limits in 1992, and lawmakers can serve up to four terms in the Missouri House (eight years) and up to two Senate terms (eight years) for a maximum of 16 years. Senator Rowden tells listeners he’d like to see that changed. Under his proposal, the 16 years would stay the same but a lawmaker could serve it wherever they want to. For instance, you could serve eight House terms for a total of 16 years etc. Senator Rowden also outlined his reasons for running for secretary of state, saying it’s an office that can make Missourians lives better and easier. Fred Parry and Senator Rowden also discussed sports wagering on the program. Senator Rowden blames State Sen. Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) for sports wagering’s defeat in the 2023 session, saying Senator Hoskins wanted slot machines in gas stations:

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