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A lifelong Mississippian and first-term legislator, state Rep. Robert Foster has represented District 28 since 2015.
Foster earned his B.B.A from the University of Mississippi in 2005. He then went home to Hernando to take over his parent’s agritourism business, Cedar Hill Farm. Foster previously served as president of the Southern Christmas Tree Association and was named 2012 Conservationist of the Year by the DeSoto County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Foster’s experience as a small business owner motivated and informed his efforts and successes as a politician. He is the Vice Chair of the Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency Committee. He is also a member of the Agriculture, Constitution, Local and Private Legislation, Municipalities, Transportation and Workforce Development Committees.
The Clarion Ledger named Foster as one of the “Top 35 and Under Politicians and Politicos in Mississippi” in 2017. Conservative groups such as the Business and Industry Political Education Committee and Americans for Prosperity have given him high marks for what the groups call a strong business-friendly and limited-government voting record.
He was also named a “Champion of Freedom” from Americans for Prosperity in 2016 and 2017. The American Conservative Union Foundation named Foster as one of the top three conservative legislators in Mississippi in 2016 and 2017 with their “Award for Conservative Excellence” and in 2018 awarded him with their “Award for Conservative Achievement”.
Foster is a member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited and is an Eagle Scout. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Heather, and have two children, Libby and Hayes.