According to the Examiner, Robert A. McKee resigned from the House of Delegates after members of the cyber crime unit (concerned with child pornography) searched Mckee's home, removing a personal computer and other undisclosed items.
The member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 2A, which covers Washington County, MD, was very embarrassed at the action and stated that it could have a bad influence upon his services to the community.
McKee has been active in his community since graduating from college. He served as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1971-77. He served as the Executive Director of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Washington County, Maryland. He was selected to be a delegate to the Republican Party National Convention in 1972. As a member of the Hagerstown Jaycees, he was the Chaplain from 1978-84.
McKee was the Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Lincolnshire School from 1980-84. He was the President of the Little League of Halfway from 1980-85, and again from 1992-94. Simultaneously, he was the Treasurer of the Washington County Mental Health Association from 1980-87 and Secretary of the Antietam Exchange Club since 1984. Finally, he was Secretary of Parent and Child Center Advisory Committee from 1985-88.
He has received several awards including the Carey Brewer Alumni Award from Lynchburg College , in 1986.
McKee was first elected into office in 1994 when he defeated Richard E. Roulette. In 1998 he ran unopposed. In 2002, he defeated Peter E. Perini, Sr. with 75% of the vote and in 2006, he again ran unopposed, out-matching the write-ins with 99.2% of the vote.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969