Rob was the Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal from 2004 to 2015. During this time, he served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency as well as Regional Minister for both New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. Rob is currently the Official Opposition Shadow Minister for Atlantic Canada.
Rob was born in 1974 in Gander, Newfoundland. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick Saint John with a Business degree and from the University of New Brunswick Fredericton with a degree in Law. He was called to the New Brunswick Bar in 2000 and praticed law in Rothesay, NB.
Rob enjoys hockey, off roading and spending time with his young family on the Belleisle Bay. Rob and his wife, Melinda, live in Quispamsis, New Brunswick with their four children, Madeline 10, Katelyn 9, Robbie 7 and Luke 5.