Robert A. McKee

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Robert A. McKee
Delegate Maryland District 2A
In office
January 11, 1995 – February 18, 2008
Succeeded by Andrew A. Serafini
Personal details
Born (1949-05-07) May 7, 1949 (age 68)
Hagerstown, Maryland
Political party Republican

Robert McKee was the member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 2A, which covers Washington County, Maryland. McKee was first elected into office in 1994 when he defeated Richard E. Roulette.[1] In 1998 he ran unopposed.[2] In 2002, he defeated Peter E. Perini, Sr. with 75% of the vote[3] and in 2006, he again ran unopposed, out-matching the write-ins with 99.2% of the vote.[4]

Education[edit]

Delegate Robert McKee graduated from South Hagerstown High School. After finishing high school he attended Hagerstown Junior College, where he received his Associates of Arts Degree in 1969. He then transferred to Lynchburg College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science in 1971. Later, he attended Frostburg State University where graduated with his Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in 1991.

Career[edit]

McKee has been active in his community since graduating from college. He served as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1971-77. He served as the Executive Director of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Washington County, Maryland. He was selected to be a delegate to the Republican Party National Convention in 1972. As a member of the Hagerstown Jaycees, he was the Chaplain from 1978-84.

McKee was the Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Lincolnshire School from 1980-84. He was the President of the Little League of Halfway from 1980–85, and again from 1992-94. Simultaneously, he was the Treasurer of the Washington County Mental Health Association from 1980–87 and Secretary of the Antietam Exchange Club since 1984. Finally, he was Secretary of Parent and Child Center Advisory Committee from 1985-88.

He has received several awards including the Carey Brewer Alumni Award from Lynchburg College, in 1986.

Controversy[edit]

According to the Examiner, McKee resigned from the House of Delegates after members of the cyber crime unit searched McKee's home, removing a personal computer and other undisclosed items.[citation needed] The text of McKee's resignation letter can be found here: [1]. McKee's replacement was Republican Andrew A. Serafini.

McKee pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on September 5, 2008, and was sentenced to a 37-month term, which will be followed by lifetime supervised probation. U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. also ordered McKee to register as a sex offender.[5][6]

Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted against the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)[2]
  • voted against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)[3]
  • voted against the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[4]
  • voted for slots in 2005 (HB1361)[5]
  • voted for electric deregulation in 1999 (HB870) [6]

Election results[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland State Senate – District 2A[7]
Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Robert A. McKee, Rep. 11,676   99.2%    Won
Other write-ins 94   0.8%    Lost
  • 2002 Race for Maryland State Senate – District 2A[8]
Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Robert A. McKee, Rep. 10,223   74.67%    Won
Peter E. Perini, Sr. 3,447   25.18%    Lost
  • 1998 Race for Maryland State Senate – District 2A[9]
Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Robert A. McKee, Rep. 8,198   100%    Won
  • 1994 Race for Maryland State Senate – District 2A[10]
Voters to choose one:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Robert A. McKee, Rep. 6,085   64%    Won
Richard E. Roulette 3,358   36%    Lost

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  2. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  3. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  4. ^ Maryland State Board of Elections
  5. ^ "Ex-Md. delegate sentenced in porn case". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2008-11-22. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Maryland Sex Offender registry search". Department of Public Safety&Correctional Services. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  7. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on September 1, 2007.
  8. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on September 1, 2007.
  9. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on September 1, 2007.
  10. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on September 1, 2007.

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