Because of his leadership, specifically with SACCA, Robert won a spot in the Tucson Hispanic Chamber’s annual 40 Under 40 Awards for the work he did to write legislation related to unjust property taxes known as Rule B Fix Legislation (S.B. 1248). He partnered with Arizona Senator Vince Leach to get the legislation passed and had support from Jodi Bain, Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Jodi Cavanaugh, Supervisor Steve Christy, Suzanne Droubie, Brandon Rodgers, and Jason Wong, as well as many others who were integral in the success of the bill. Rule B was also the reason for the Tucson Metro Chamber winning a Common Ground award at MPA’s event.
When Robert was asked about his incredible accomplishment, he said, “I’m fortunate to have an employer, and a team at work, who are supportive and allow me to take the time to volunteer for a variety of organizations. It is humbling to be recognized for making a difference in our community.”