Rob Roberson

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Loyd B. "Rob" Roberson, II


Mississippi State Representative
for District 43  (Oktibbeha
and Winston counties)
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 2016
Preceded by Michael Evans 
In office
1998–2003
Succeeded by Robert J. Moody

Born August 8, 1968
Greenville
Washington County
Mississippi
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Karen E. Roberson
Children Kelly, Marley, Jack, and Eli Roberson
Residence Starkville, Mississippi
Alma mater Mississippi State University

Mississippi College School of Law

Occupation Lawyer
Religion Baptist

Loyd B. "Rob" Roberson, II (born August 8, 1968), is a lawyer in Starkville, Mississippi who is a Republican state representative for District 43 in 0ktibbeha and Winston counties in the north central portion of his state.[1]

Born in Greenville in Washington County in the Mississippi Delta country, Roberson in 1991 obtained a bachelor of business administration degree from Mississi ppi State University in Starkville. In 2003, he received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law in the capital city of Jackson.[2] While receiving the law degree he left the Mississippi House after a five-year stint from 1998 to 2003. In 2003, he ran unsuccessfully for the Mississippi State Senate in District 15. In 2015, Roberson returned to the House by defeating his intra-party opponent Mac Smith by a 2-1 margin[3] and then overcoming the challenge of the Democrat Paul Millsaps, a fellow Starkville lawyer, 3,484 (63.9 percent) to 1,972 (36.1 percent).[4] The post was vacated by the one-term Democrat, Michael Evans.

Roberson is a former chairman of the Oktibbeha County Republican Party.[2] He serves on these House committees: (1) Education (vice-chairman), (2) County Affairs, (3) Judiciary A, (4) Local and Private Legislation, and (5) Municipalities.[1]

In 2016, Representative Roberson voted to prohibit dismemberment abortions in Mississippi and co-sponsored the legislation to expand exemptions for compulsory school vaccinations. He voted to grant civil and criminal immunity to those reporting what they believe are instances of terrorism. He supported legislation to permit churches to have designated personnel with firearms. He voted to guarantee protections for religious beliefs and matters of moral conscience. In 2017, he backed the measures to authorize additional methods of execution in Mississippi and to classify the killing of first responders as first-degree murder.[5]

           

See also

Other Mississippi Republican state House members:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rob Roberson, II. Billstatus.ls.state.ms.us. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Loyd Roberson's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.
  3. Paul Millsaps. Ballotpedia.org.
  4. General election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (November 3, 2015). Retrieved on October 11, 2017.
  5. Loyd Roberson's Voting Record. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.