News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – Robert King is the adopted candidate for constituency 10, Smith’s North. The desire to serve the community runs deep in Robert’s blood. 

His paternal grandmother, Dorothea Agnes Crawford King, was a founding member of the Committee of 25 and the Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association (LCCA) while his paternal great-grandfather was Robert Crawford, a staunch advocate for education, whom the former Robert Crawford School was named after. 

Robert attended Warwick Academy before furthering his education at Laurentian University in Canada where he obtained a BA in Law & Justice in 1992. 

He worked in youth corrections and behavioural homes in Canada for approximately four years before returning to Bermuda in 1996. Robert went on to become Correctional Officer for the Department of Corrections and then transitioned to case worker.

In 2001 he began working for the Department of Court Services as a Probation Officer and has been a Senior Probation Officer since 2003 on the Programmes team which is responsible for teaching persons whom have been adjudicated, to learn effective ways of getting their life needs met without hurting others. 

Robert was a shop steward and a former Chairperson for Division 12 of the BPSU and advocated for fair treatment and accountability for workers and the organization. He enjoyed a winning track record in this capacity. 

In 2003, Robert was a part of the team which facilitated the first testing of electronic monitoring devices in the island and assisted with the drafting of policies for the use of these devices in the community.   

A certified divorce coach, he is currently the Deputy Chair of the Committee of 25 and is also a trainer for SCARS. Robert is married to Miriam Shaya-King who was Bermuda’s first Court appointed family mediator and who currently works in private practise helping families and children cope with intrapersonal and interpersonal conflict.

“I look forward to humbly serving the people of Bermuda and I recognise the responsibility that being an MP holds. I am committed to earning and maintaining your trust through honesty and integrity in the fulfilment of my duties,” Robert says.  

Opposition Leader Jarion Richardson adds: “I am excited that Robert has joined our team! He brings a clear vision of a prosperous Bermuda. He has a depth of experience in helping people in their worst days and guiding them to better tomorrows. He’s a fantastic addition to our growing team, and is going to make the difference that Bermudians want to see.”