Robert A. Nixon

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President and Founder, State House Strategies

Robert A. Nixon is founder and president of State House Strategies, a government affairs consulting firm in New Jersey. He also serves as Director of Government Affairs for the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, New Jersey’s largest law enforcement union. Since becoming a lobbyist, Robert has made a name for himself as one of Trenton’s leading legislative lobbyists and strategists.

Robert began his career in New Jersey government in 1993 as a political consultant and legislative aide to elected officials, including to former State Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Bill Gormley. Prior to and since becoming a lobbyist in 1995, he has managed a variety of municipal, state senate, general assembly and congressional races in the state. Robert has also served on several state and local boards and commissions. He is currently serving on the New Jersey Schools Development Authority which oversees the state’s multi-billion-dollar school construction program. He serves as Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Authority. In November 2012, Robert was elected to a four-year term as a Councilman for Jackson, NJ. He was reelected in 2016.

Robert received his undergraduate degree in politics from Saint Joseph’s University and a Master of Governmental Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he currently serves as an adjunct professor teaching a course that focuses on government relations, American government and practical politics at the Fels Institute of Government. Robert was honored with the Faculty of the Year award at the Institute’s commencement in 2013 and 2016.

Courses Taught

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326
felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu

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