St. Louis, MO
Senator Robert (Dr. Bob) Onder, a lifelong Missourian, is finishing his second term in the Missouri State Senate. Bob received his MD from Washington University in St. Louis and his JD from St. Louis University. Bob is a medical doctor who is board certified in Allergy-Immunology and Internal Medicine.
In the Missouri Senate, he served for three years as the assistant majority floor leader. He has been endorsed by Missouri Right to Life and the NRA. He has earned 100% ratings from the American Conservative Union and the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Onder has worked for smaller government, tax reduction, and personal liberty. During his time in the senate, he worked tirelessly to cut individual and small business taxes and end the personal property tax. He passed ride-share and professional licensing deregulation. He was the author of SB 5 in 2017 and 2019, the “Heartbeat Bill” which Missouri Right to Life called the most important pro life bills in Missouri history. In 2018, he passed important school choice legislation. He was instrumental in the passage of the 2016 Constitutional Carry and 2019 Second Amendment Protection Act bills.
As he ends his legislative career, Senator Onder is remaining involved in politics and public policy. He engaged successfully in five Missouri Republican primaries, supporting free market conservatives over their moderate to liberal opponents. He does a twice-weekly radio commentary, “Dr. Bob’s Prescription,” on the St. Louis radio station Newstalk STL.
Senator Onder is married to his wife, Allison, and is the father of six children.