About Robert Reives

Representative Robert Reives II has served in the North Carolina House of Representatives since 2014. He represents House District 54, serving constituents in portions of Lee County and all of Chatham County.

Upon entering the NCGA, Robert was immediately tapped for leadership serving as Freshman Caucus Co-Chair and as treasurer of the NC Legislative Black Caucus.

Currently, Robert is still looked to for leadership as he works across party lines in his role as Deputy Democratic Leader of the House, as Vice-Chair of the Education – Community Colleges committee and as Vice-Chair of the Judiciary III committee.


His other legislative committee assignments include Agriculture, Finance, and Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House.

In his tenure Robert has been recognized for his legislative leadership by the League of Conservation Voters with their Green Tie Rising Star award and has been endorsed each election by the NC State AFL-CIO, the North Carolina Association of Educators, and the Sierra Club.

As a former assistant DA, Robert approaches legislation with an eye towards protecting those who are marginalized, vulnerable and oppressed.  His experience as a certified mediator and attorney gives him a skill set to help opposing factions reach consensus and resolve conflict.

Robert has sponsored legislation to strengthen public schools and to help protect children, the disabled, the environment, and property rights.  He listens to the needs of the citizens of Lee and Chatham Counties and has championed specific legislation to help Lee and Chatham Counties meet their vision of tomorrow.

Prior to becoming a legislator, Robert earned a renowned Pogue Scholarship while studying at UNC-Chapel Hill for a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance.  Robert continued his studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.  After graduating from law school Robert returned to his community serving as a prosecutor for the Lee County District Attorney’s Office. A little over four years later Robert entered private practice and has been a partner in the law firm of Wilson & Reives for almost two decades.  Wilson & Reives is known as community benefactor sponsoring education scholarships and numerous community events.

Robert continues his service to his community outside of the NCGA by being a board member of the Lee County Educational Foundation, a board member of the First Citizens Bank local advisory board, a board member of Lee County Boys & Girls Club, a member of the Executive Committee of the Lee County Democratic Party, past president and present member of the Eleventh District District Bar Association, and past president and present member of the Lee County Bar Association.

Robert is married to the former Cynthia Taylor from Goldston and they have two children, Brianna, 12, and Robert, III, 6.  The Reives attend Roberts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Goldston.