Tommy F. Robinson

Tommy F. RobinsonTommy F. Robinson began his career of public service in the United States Navy in 1959, receiving an honorable discharge in 1963. He earned a B.A. degree at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, plus 24 graduate hours, with a major in criminal justice and a minior in political science. He served as Chief of Police of the Jacksonville, Arkansas Police Department (site of the Little Rock Air Force Base). He was appointed by then Governor Bill Clinton to the Governor’s Cabinet and served as the Governor’s Director of Arkansas Public Safety, which supervised the Arkansas State Police, the Arkansas National Guard and 10 other State Agencies.

In 1980 he was elected Sheriff of Pulaski County, Arkansas (Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Jacksonville).

Mr. Robinson also received appointments from then Governor David Pryor to the State Executive Commission for Law Enforcement Standards and later from then Governor bill Clinton to the State Energy Advisory Council and the State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Authority.

In 1985 Mr. Robinson was elected to his first term in the United States House of Representatives. He represented the second congressional district of Arkanas, which includes Little Rock and the eight surrounding counties.

Congressman Robinson quickly earned the respect of the leadership of the House of Representatives. He was selected as a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the Education and Labor committee.

During his six years of services on these very important Congressional committees he received almost daily briefings on matters affecting the military and national security. He was asked to travel to numerous foreign countries and participated in decisions on national security that set policy still in effect today.

In 1989 Congressman Robinson was selected by the leadership of the Republican Research Committee to chair the Task Force on Tax Policy and Job Opportunities.

His task force concluded that higher taxes lead to job losses and strongly favored a reduction in the capital gains tx, the restoration of the investment tax credit and an expansion of elibility for IRAs.

In 1999 Congressman Robinson received an appointment from Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas to the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission. In 2000, he was appointed to the State Parole Board. In 2005 Governor Huckabee appointed him as commissioner of the Arkansas Rural Development Commission. And, he has brokered deals in trouble spots in the Middle East and Africa over the past five years.

Congressman Robinson’s public service years and his success in the business community have earned him the respect of state and federal leaders.

His knowledge and experience with state and federal government operatons and legislation is often considered invaluable to federal officials, senators, congressmen, governors and business leaders.

His friendships with the current leadership in the White House, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives will provide the firm’s clients with unique opportunities and advantages.