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Robert Mayer

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Robert Mayer
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Missouri State Senate District 25
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President Pro Tempore, Missouri State Senate
Present
Compensation
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
Missouri State House of Representatives
2001-2005
Education
Bachelor'sSoutheast Missouri State University, 1994
J.D.University of Missouri School of Law, 1996
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 25, 1957
Place of birthCape Girardeau, MO
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Robert Mayer (b. February 25, 1957) has been a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate since 2005, and currently serves as President of the Senate. He represents the 25th district.

Mayer earned his BS in Political Science from Southeast Missouri State University in 1994. He went on to receive his JD 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. He then joined the Missouri State Senate in 2005. He has served in that position since, representing the 25th district.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mayer has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mayer served on these committees:

Issues

Abortion

Mayer sponsored a bill that passed in the during the 2011 session that makes illegal any abortion after 20 weeks of gestation.

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.[1]

Redistricting 2011


Redistricting discussion.

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 has spurred debate and Crowell's warning of a filibuster against any attempt to pass the House version of the redistricting map.

The controversy concentrates on the way the two maps divide St. Charles and Jefferson Counties. The House map splits St. Charles County in two and Jefferson County three ways. The Senate map features a compact St. Charles County, and only two divisions in Jefferson County.[2]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Robert Mayer endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mayer won re-election to the 25th District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating Shane Stoelting (D).[4]

Missouri State Senate, District 25 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Robert Mayer (R) 43,232 65.3%
Shane Stoelting (D) 22,952 34.7%


2004

On November 2, 2004, Mayer won election to the 25th District Seat in the Missouri State Senate, defeating opponents Patt Sharp (D) and Curtis Steward (L).[5]

Missouri State Senate, District 25 (2004)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Robert Mayer (R) 37,575 56.6%
Patt Sharp (D) 28,131 42.3%
Curtis Steward (L) 730 1.1%

2002

On November 5, 2002, Mayer won re-election to the 159th District Seat in the Missouri House of Representatives unopposed.[6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 159 (2002)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Robert Mayer (R) 8,933 100.0%

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, a year in which Mayer was up for re-election to Senate District 25, he collected $375,675 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
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

2004

In 2004, a year in which Mayer was up for election to Senate District 25, he collected $296,333 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
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

2002

In 2002, a year in which Mayer was up for re-election to House District 25, he collected $31,850 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys $850
Missouri Bankers Association $700
Missouri State Medical Association $600
Missouri Association of Realtors $600

2000

In 2000, a year in which Mayer was up for election to House District 25, he collected $42,500 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2000 were:

Donor Amount
8th Congressional District Republican Cmte $16,000
Mayer, Rob $1,250
Keathley, Julie $550
Worley, Dale $275

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Personal

Mayer and his wife, Nancy, have three children.

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Preceded by
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Missouri State Senate District 25
2005–present
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