Bob Flick

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Robert J. Flick
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 167th district
In office
January 4, 1983[1] – November 30, 2006[2]
Preceded by John Alden
Succeeded by Duane Milne
Constituency Parts of Chester County
Personal details
Born (1944-10-27) October 27, 1944 (age 73)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Patricia
Residence Malvern, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Villanova University
University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Legislator (retired)

Robert J. "Bob" Flick is an American politician and former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives[3]

He was first elected to represent the 167th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1982, succeeding retiring incumbent John Alden. During his tenure Flick sponsored legislation including a December 2001 law overhauling Pennsylvania's 39 job-training programs, and a 1995 educational reform law abolishing terminal and travel sabbatical leave for teachers in public schools and placing requirements on educational sabbaticals to enhance teaching skills.[4] He was a leading advocate for welfare reform, writing a law to eliminate the “transitionally needy” category of general assistance which provided cash grants to able-bodied adults and implementing job-training, parental responsibility, and “workfare” programs.[4] He also served as Pennsylvania Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).[4] He retired prior to the 2006 elections. In 2007 it was revealed that Flick, as a lame duck legislator, attended legislative training trips at the public's expense after his retirement.[5]


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 1983 - 167TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1983-01-04. 
  2. ^ Per Article II, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, the legislative session ended on November 30, 2006
  3. ^ "Robert J. Flick (Republican)". Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-01-10. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  4. ^ a b c "Profile". Official Pennsylvania Republican Caucus Biography. Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus. Archived from the original on 2004-02-05. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (2007-03-20). "Lame ducks went on trips paid by state". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Associated Press. 

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