Tag Archives: Joe Ortwerth

Sen. Bob Onder speaks at the Emerging Issues Hearing on SJR 39. (Tim Curtis/The Missouri Times)

Onder receives ‘Family Champion’ award from Missouri Family Policy Council

Onder receives ‘Family Champion’ award from Missouri Family Policy Council

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bob Onder received the Missouri Family Policy Council’s highest legislative honor this week when he was named the organization’s 2016 Missouri Family Champion. Onder received the award from the socially conservative and Christian group primarily for his sponsorship of SJR 39. The controversial resolution was intended to protect clergy and

Schaefer named Family Champion of the Year

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Family Policy Council named Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, as their Missouri Family Champion of the Year for 2015 Tuesday. Schaefer said he was grateful to receive the honor. “I’m proud of the important work we’ve done in the Sanctity of Life Committee,” Schaefer said. “I think we’ve been able to

Familiar Face: Ortwerth reflects on his long history in the Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – At 10 years old, Joe Ortwerth would read the morning newspaper front to back. He did not skip to the funny pages as many children would. Instead, he opted for news about the city, the state, the nation, and whatever other current events were unfolding in the world. That morning ritual


Association Profile: Missouri Family Policy Council

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The three main principles that bring together the Missouri Family Policy Council is the right to life, freedom of religion and traditional family values.  These three issues are the ties that bind this non-profit, non-partisan organization that states on its website it is “dedicated to promoting Biblical principles in our government