For more than 20 years, Robert Adley drilled and operated wells in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. Beginning in 1995, and for the following 20 years, his company managed natural gas supplies for 70 cities and towns in Louisiana. In 1976, Robert was elected to the Bossier City Council. In 1979, Councilman Adley won election to District 8 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. In 2002, Adley entered the race to fill the unexpired term of Senator Campbell and was elected to Senate District No. 36 in the general election.