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
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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.