When I first ran for office in 2007, I did so knowing my role as a lawmaker would have an impact not only on my constituents, but all Missourians. I take this responsibility, and my oath as a Missouri Senator, very seriously, and I am always humbled when I receive recognition for doing my job.
Each year, this award is given to lawmakers who play a central role in passing pro-jobs, pro-growth legislation in the General Assembly.
During the 2016-2017 legislative session, I worked with my colleagues to pass legislation making Missouri a Right-to-Work state. I also worked with my fellow lawmakers to expand use of virtual schools and fought to pass legislation allowing ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Missouri. In addition, I sponsored and saw the passage of the Fairness in Public Construction Act.
Commonly referred to as Senate Bill 182, the Fairness in Public Construction Act to ensure that every qualified construction worker has a fair shot at public construction work and to encourage more responsible stewardship of taxpayer money. This bill was signed into law on May 30, 2017.
“The Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizes legislators who have consistently shown efforts to protect the free-enterprise system in Missouri,” said Dan Mehan, Missouri Chamber president and CEO. “It is important that we highlight those lawmakers who are fighting for jobs in the Missouri General Assembly.”
It was a wonderful evening in the company of community and business leaders from across the state, I was honored to have received this award and as always promise to keep working hard to keep Missouri moving forward.
Robert F. (Bob) Onder, Jr.
Contacting Sen. Onder
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