|Missouri State Senate District 25|
|2005 - 2013|
|President Pro Tempore, Missouri State Senate|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||2 four-year terms|
|Missouri State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Southeast Missouri State University, 1994|
|J.D.||University of Missouri School of Law, 1996|
|Birthday||February 25, 1957|
|Place of birth||Cape Girardeau, MO|
Mayer earned his B.S. in Political Science from Southeast Missouri State University in 1994. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1996.
Mayer was a Disc Jockey from 1973 to 1981. He then worked as a Technician in Industrial Engineering from 1981 to 1991. He also worked as a farmer from 1985 to 1997. He has been an attorney since 1997.
Mayer was a member of the Keller Library Board from 1999 to 2000. In 2000, he was a member of the Stoddard County Rescue Mission Board. He served in the Missouri State House of Representatives from 2001 to 2005.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mayer served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mayer served on these committees:
- Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee, Missouri Senate
- Appropriations Committee, Missouri Senate
- Education Committee, Missouri Senate
- Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Missouri Senate
Mayer sponsored a bill that passed in the during the 2011 session that made any abortion after 20 weeks of gestation illegal.
Sen. Jolie Justus was a major opponent of the bill.
Justus said no fetus at 20 weeks of gestation has ever been viable to the point where life could be sustained outside the womb. She argued that the bill represents an unprecedented level of political interference into scientifically established medical practices. Justus said the nature of late-term abortions has been smeared and that of 63 abortions performed after 20 weeks in Missouri last year, virtually all involved planned pregnancies that suffered a medical mishap.
“From talking to the doctors at the only hospital in the state where these services actually take place, they explained to me that these are not people who are coming in at 20 weeks or later and saying, ‘You know what, I’ve decided I don’t want this baby; take it out of me,’” Justus said. “That’s just not happening.”
Mayer said that in the cases Justus described mothers would still be able to get an abortion under the new law. He said the intent of adding new provisions was to provide more protection to unborn children by requiring, among other things, a second medical opinion in such cases.
Republican members of the Missouri congressional delegation assembled in April 2011 to throw their weight behind changes to the two existing congressional redistricting maps.
The chairmen of the state legislature’s redistricting committees, Rep. John Diehl, Sen. Scott Rupp, House Speaker Steven Tilley, House Majority Floor Leader Rep. Tim Jones, Senate President Pro Tem Robert Mayer, and Majority Floor Leader Sen. Tom Dempsey. Senators Jason Crowell and Brad Lager were seen entering party headquarters, but did not stay long.
Congress members Jo Ann Emerson, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Todd Akin, Vicky Hartzler and Sam Graves were said to have joined the conversation in person or via phone link.
The redistricting stalemate between the Missouri House and Senate spurred debate and Crowell's warning of a filibuster against any attempt to pass the House version of the redistricting map.
The controversy concentrated on the way the two maps divided St. Charles and Jefferson Counties. The House map split St. Charles County in two and Jefferson County three ways. The Senate map featured a compact St. Charles County, and only two divisions in Jefferson County.
|Missouri State Senate, District 25 (2008)|
|Robert Mayer (R)||43,232||65.3%|
|Shane Stoelting (D)||22,952||34.7%|
|Missouri State Senate, District 25 (2004)|
|Robert Mayer (R)||37,575||56.6%|
|Patt Sharp (D)||28,131||42.3%|
|Curtis Steward (L)||730||1.1%|
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 159 (2002)|
|Robert Mayer (R)||8,933||100.0%|
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|106th Republican Legislative District Committee||$9,538|
|127th Republican Legislative District Committee||$9,438|
|3rd Republican Senatorial District Committee||$7,638|
|120th Republican Legislative District Committee||$5,000|
His four largest contributors in 2004 were:
|Missouri Bankers Association||$8,350|
|120th Republican Legislative District Cmte||$6,000|
|34th Republican Senatorial District Cmte||$5,000|
|32nd Republican Senatorial District Cmte||$2,000|
His four largest contributors in 2002 were:
|Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys||$850|
|Missouri Bankers Association||$700|
|Missouri State Medical Association||$600|
|Missouri Association of Realtors||$600|
His four largest contributors in 2000 were:
|8th Congressional District Republican Cmte||$16,000|
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Mayer and his wife, Nancy, have three children.
- Robert Mayer's personal website
- Robert Mayer's official Missouri Senate member page
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Robert Mayer on Facebook
- "Senate approves late-term abortion restrictions," March 31, 2011, by Tim Sampson, Missouri News Horizon
- "Congressional Delegation Wades in to Redistricting Fight," Missouri News Horizon," April 19, 2011
- Mitt Romney, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Missouri Leaders," January 12, 2012
- Missouri Secretary of State - 2008 General Election Results
- Missouri Secretary of State - 2004 General Election Results
- Missouri Secretary of State - 2002 General Election Results
- Campaign contributions on Follow the Money
|Missouri State Senate District 25
| Succeeded by|
Doug Libla (R)