|Robert J. Flick|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 167th district
January 4, 1983 – November 30, 2006
|Preceded by||John Alden|
|Succeeded by||Duane Milne|
|Constituency||Parts of Chester County|
October 27, 1944 |
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
|Alma mater||Villanova University
University of Pennsylvania
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. 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. He also served as Pennsylvania Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). 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.
- "SESSION OF 1983 - 167TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1983-01-04.
- Per Article II, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, the legislative session ended on November 30, 2006
- "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.
- "Profile". Official Pennsylvania Republican Caucus Biography. Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus. Archived from the original on 2004-02-05.
- Associated Press (2007-03-20). "Lame ducks went on trips paid by state". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Associated Press.
- "State Representative Bob Flick". Archived from the original on 2000-08-18. Retrieved 2009-06-12. official PA House website (archived)
- Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus - Bob Flick at the Wayback Machine (archive index) official caucus website (archived)
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