Rob worked for five years as an assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, prosecuting more than 100 cases of domestic abuse.  As delegate, Rob has fought for the survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. He has written laws to:

  • Increase amounts available to victims for medical bills and funeral expenses under the Crime Injury Compensation Fund (HB 2773– 2019)
  • Require a Child Protective Services investigation where a child is left unsupervised with sex offender (HB 511– 2018)
  • Require that defendants pay court-ordered restitution to victims unless released by court (HB 484– 2018)
  • Prioritize payment of restitution to victims (HB 2328– 2017)
  • Increase penalties for violations of protective orders that involve stalking or bodily injury (HB 583– 2016)
  • Expand Virginia’s stalking law to empower victims to identify when conduct constitutes stalking (HB 752— 2016)
  • Require every college campus to report felony sexual assault and to provide services to victims (HB 1930– 2015)
  • Increase penalties for those who place children into prostitution (HB 2040– 2015)
  • Make it illegal to maliciously distribute or send “revenge porn” (HB 326– 2014)
  • Impose a mandatory life sentence for adults who rape children (HB 973– 2012)
  • Expand Virginia’s protective orders law (HB 2063– 2011)
  • Close loopholes that let child molesters avoid justice (HB 1333– 2006)
  • Increase penalties for those who secretly videotape children (HB 663– 2004)
  • Increase penalties for those who sexually abuse the mentally infirm or physically helpless (HB 660– 2004)

Rob has been repeatedly recognized by for his work:

  • Virginians Aligned Against Sexual Assault (VAASA) — “Vanguard Special Commendation”
  • Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance –“Act, Honor, Hope” Award
  • Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance –“Leadership in Legislation” Award
  • Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance –“30 Voices for 30 Years” Honoree