|Lieutenant Governor of Dixie
March 26, 2021 – September 5, 2021
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Dixie's 1st district
January 23, 2021 – March 26, 2021
February 15th, 1980
Port Sulphur, Louisiana
|University of Georgia BA,JD
JohnGRobertsJr is an American politician serving as the Senior United States Senator for the Great State of Dixie. Before serving in the Senate, Roberts served as the 2nd Lieutenant Governor of Dixie. A former attorney and member of the Republican Party, Roberts is known for his commitment to community as well as his calls for bold action on Climate Change. Before serving as Lieutenant Governor, Roberts served in the House of Representatives, where he represented Dixie's first district. Roberts was elected to the Senate as a Democrat, and left the Democratic Party on December 28th 2021.
As Lieutenant Governor, Roberts oversaw the Dixie Immigration crisis, notoriously holding a barbecue event for protesters while still defending the Executive Order. Roberts served as a fairly moderate Democratic Lieutenant Governor, occasionally breaking ties in favour of Republicans. In office he created 6 Directives, the most of any Lieutenant Governor in the country.
In July 2021 after much speculation, Roberts announced his candidacy for the United States Senate, in the open race created by Senator Adith's run for President of the United States. Roberts focused on the town hall event in his Senate candidacy, touring the State extensively. After winning the Democratic primary with little opposition, Roberts faced Vice President Seldom in the general election.
Despite a strong debate performance by the Vice President, Lieutenant Governor Roberts narrowly won the race in a gain for Democrats, defeating the Vice President by just 0.2% of the vote.
On December 28th 2021, Roberts announced that he had left the Democratic Party, citing disagreements with Democratic strategy and leadership. Roberts joined the Republican Party, becoming the most moderate member of the Senate Republican caucus.
Roberts has yet to announce if he will run for a second term but has filed paperwork to do so.