Lieutenant Governor Kehoe was appointed to this position on 18 June, 2018.
Prior to serving as lieutenant governor, Senator Kehoe represented the Sixth Senatorial District covering seven, mid-Missouri counties: Cole, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan and Osage. First elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 Kehoe served as the Assistant Majority Floor Leader for two years and the Majority Floor leader for three years. In this leadership role, he served as Chairman of the Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Senate Gubernatorial Appointments Committee, and was also a member of the Administration and Agriculture Committees. Senator Kehoe previously served as the chair of both the Commerce and Transportation committees, as well as a member of the Appropriations and Education committees.
As senator, Kehoe has been honored by the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, the Missouri Association of Electric Cooperatives, and most recently, as the 2016 Missouri Community College Association Distinguished Legislator Award recipient. As a businessman, he has won numerous awards – including the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award, Ford’s President Award, and induction into the Automotive Hall of Fame, just to name a few. Community service is part of the Kehoe tradition as well – serving as chairman of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce, two-time United Way Fund Drive Chairman, and he remains a strong supporter of numerous youth development activities from Boy Scouts to 4-H.
Born in St. Louis, Lieutenant Governor Kehoe and his wife, Claudia, have called mid-Missouri home for more than 25 years and are the proud parents of four children. As a small businessman, he owned and operated Osage Industries until 1992, and Mike Kehoe Ford – Lincoln until 2011. He continues to dedicate his time to public service and his beef cattle production business located on the family farm in Phelps County.