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 in past elections has received support from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. As a Delegate, Rob has voted to eliminate the Virginia death tax so that farmers and small business owners can pass on their legacies to their children. He has supported a constitutional amendment 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 100% voting score from the NFIB for 2014-15, and was named a Champion of Free Enterprise for his “A” rating from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, he also received the Chamber’s Excellence in Education and Workforce Training Award
In 2012, he received the Virginia Retail Merchants Association “Legislator of the Year” Award.