Robert was first appointed Chief Clerk in 2003, and has proven himself to be an ardent protector of the rules and the parliamentary procedures that the House operates under each session.   With appointed roles from three different Speakers of the House, and more than 20+ years working inside the legislative process, Robert has earned a reputation among the membership as being an honest broker, trusted resource, and  devoted employee to the institution.  Robert also serves as an elected member of the Executive Committee for NCSL’s American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries.