Rob Bloxom knows what it takes to create jobs because he has decades of experience as an small business owner running his family business. The owner of Bloxom Auto Supply Co., in Mappsville and Shore Tire & Auto in Onley, Robert knows first-hand what it is to start, grow and expand a small business. While serving on the Economic Development Authority of Accomack County, he fought for small businesses and economic opportunity for all Virginians. In the House of Delegates, Rob will continue to help small businesses succeed by limiting regulations, making it easier to expand and hire while attracting new businesses to our area. Rob understands that only by creating the right environment of low taxation, less burdensome regulation, and less litigation can we grow our economy and help put or friends and neighbors back to work in Virginia!
Rob believes in our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. For Rob, his support of the Second Amendment is personal; he is an avid hunter and sportsman on the Eastern Shore. Rob also understands that restrictions on law-abiding citizens don’t stop criminals from breaking the law. While recent events are tragic, our response should not be an all-out attack on the Second Amendment, but rather a focused effort on changes that would actually prevent events like those from happening again. Rob is opposed to any national gun registry, supports the “Castle Doctrine”, and will work to protect our God given, constitutional rights in Richmond.
Rob recognizes that good and reasonable people may disagree on this issue, but he is pro-life. More importantly, Rob believes we should make it more easily available for a woman to place a child into a warm, loving home with parents that have been looking to welcome a baby into their family. By making the adoption process more streamlined, women can be more confident that their babies will not end up lost growing up inside a governmental system, but rather in a loving home, allowing not only their children to live their dreams, but also allowing loving couples to reach theirs. Rob has been married for 32 years to his wife, Lou, and have three grown children. He recognizes that the family is the bedrock of any functioning society and will support polices that strengthen our families and keep our communities safe.
Rob would not be the success today if it wasn’t for the teachers that invested in him and the schools that gave him every opportunity to succeed. His wife, Lou, is a teacher and Rob believes that the best job training program for Virginia’s future job creators and business leaders is a world class education. Rob recognizes that we can and must do more on the state and local level to ensure every child has the ability to achieve their dreams. Rob knows that education funding can get lost in bureaucratic budgets and red tape. His focus is on making sure education dollars reach the teachers and classrooms where it can make a difference.