Early Life

Bob Cornelius is a native Texan, born in Austin and raised on the Permian Basin.

Bob learned early on the value of hard work and individual responsibility from his father. Growing up in a small town, Bob learned how to be accountable for his actions


He is a political strategist who has operated largely in Texas and New Mexico. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Austin-based 90 Degrees, a full-service advertising, and marketing firm dedicated to championing conservative principles and initiatives and electing strong conservative candidates here in Texas and nationwide.

Bob’s political campaign work has helped conservatives get ballot access, get elected, and make a difference. In 2016, his company worked to get five new state representatives and one new state senator elected. 90 Degrees has conducted field operations for nearly two dozen Texas Republicans.

Bob is actively involved in the Republican Party in Central Texas. He is a member of the Williamson County Republican Leaders, the Central Texas Republican Club, the Republican Club of Sun City, and the Heart of Texas Young Republicans. Bob is also an associate member of both the Williamson County Republican Women and the Georgetown Area Republican Women organizations.

In 2013, Campaigns and Elections named Bob one of its Top 10 Influential People. The magazine called him, “a conservative ad man plugged into the Southeastern Baptist Association and the Right to Life Committee.”

In 2015, Ballotpedia identified Bob as a “Top Influencer.” The magazine identified top influencers across the country through several means, including the surveys of activists, thought leaders and journalists from across the country and political spectrum.

What’s Next

Bob lives in Cedar Park and attends New Hope First Baptist Church.

Bob Cornelius wants to give back to his community and make it more prosperous and successful than ever before by providing conservative, fiscally responsible leadership as Cedar Park’s mayor.