Missouri State Senate
Biography for Senator Mayer

Born February 25, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Educated in the Dexter Public Schools; received his B.S. in Political Science from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, Missouri; received his J.D. in 1996 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri; admitted to the Missouri Bar in October, 1997.

Married to Nancy Tuley on July 29, 1978, and has three children, Jason, Dustin and Daniel.

Practices as an attorney at law. Was elected to the House of Representatives (R) for the 2000-2002 and 2002-2004 terms. Elected to the State Senate (R) in 2004. He previously worked as a farmer, broadcaster and an industrial engineering technician.

While serving as State Representative for the 159th District served as the Crime Prevention and Public Safety Chairman; served on the Agriculture and Judiciary Committees.

As State Senator, he serves on the Agriculture, Conservation, Parks and Natural Resources, Appropriations, Education, Joint Committee on Education Committees and serves as Vice-Chair on the Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

He is a member of the First Baptist Church and serves as a Deacon and Adult Sunday School Teacher; member of the Dexter Kiwanis Club, Missouri Farm Bureau, Dexter Chamber of Commerce, Stoddard County Bar, Missouri Bar, American Bar Association, American-International Charolais Association, Missouri Delta Center Advisory Committee, and Missouri Veterans Home Foundation Board. Received the Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award in 2002; named the 2003 Legislator of the Year from the Missouri Police Chief Association; received the Missouri Sheriff's Association 2003 Legislator of the Year.

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