Robert Foster

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Robert D. Foster


Mississippi State Representative
for District 28 (DeSoto County)
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 2016
Preceded by Tommy Taylor 

Born April 8, 1983
Memphis, Tennessee
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Heather M. Foster
Children Libby and Hayes Foster
Residence Hernando
DeSoto County
Mississippi
Alma mater Hernando High School

University of Mississippi

Occupation Businessman
Religion Church of Christ

Robert D. Foster (born April 8, 1983) is a businessman in Hernando, Mississippi, who is a Republican state representative for District 28 in DeSoto County in the northwestern portion of his state.[1]

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Foster, an Eagle Scout, graduated with a degree in business from the University of Mississippi at Oxford, of which he is a member of the alumni association. He is the president of Cedar Hill Farm in Hernando, which offers golf and hosts weddings, receptions, and other gatherings. He is the president of the Southern Christmas Tree Association. He and his wife, Heather, have two children, Libby and Hayes Foster. He is a member of the Goldman Oaks Church of Christ in Southaven in DeSoto County.[2]

In 2015, Foster won the Republican nomination for the District 28 House position over intra-party opponent, Les Green, 3,819 (58.2 percent) to 2,748 (41.8 percent).[3] He was then unopposed in the November 3 general election. Foster serves on these House committees: (1) Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency (vice chairman), (2) Agriculture, (3) Constitution, and (4) Local and Private Legislation.[2]

In 2016, Representative Foster supported the bill to prohibit dismemberment abortions in Mississippi. He voted to grant civil and criminal immunity to those reporting what they believe are instances of terrorism. He backed 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, Foster sponsored the measures to authorize additional methods of execution in Mississippi. He co-sponsored the bill to classify the killing of first responders as first-degree murder.[4]     

See also

Other Mississippi Republican state House members:

References

  1. Robert Foster. Billstatus.ls.state.ms.us. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Robert Foster's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.
  3. Republican Primary election returns. Mississippi Secretary of State (August 4, 2015). Retrieved on October 11, 2017.
  4. Robert Foster's Voting Record. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on October 11, 2017.