Economy and Jobs


Rob believes the best way to create jobs is to promote a business-friendly climate where private employers can thrive and grow.  He opposes needless and expensive overregulation of Virginia companies, and which has earned support from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. As a Delegate, Rob voted to eliminate the Virginia death tax so that farmers and small business owners can pass on their legacies to their children. He has voted to protect Virginia’s right-to-work law, which helps keep Virginia attractive to new employers.  Rob also opposed “card check” proposals that would eliminate the secret ballot in union organizing.

He has received a 92% voting score from the NFIB for 2017 and was endorsed by the NFIB that year.  In 2015, he also received the Chamber’s Excellence in Education and Workforce Training Award. He was named a Champion of Free Enterprise by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce in 2017. He received an “A” rating for his pro-business record in 2018.

In 2012, he received the Virginia Retail Merchants Association “Legislator of the Year” Award.