Originally from Scranton, Bob spent eight years serving Pennsylvania as Auditor General and two years as the State Treasurer before being elected to the Senate in 2006. Bob prides himself on his dedication to government accountability and his history of fighting for working families. In his time in the Senate, Bob has pushed for a higher minimum wage, equal pay, and more protections for workers. He also stands up for our seniors and our children, protecting social security and Medicare and securing the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2014.
Bob serves on the Senate finance committee, the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee, the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry committee, and the Special Committee on Aging. He attended The College of the Holy Cross and then received his law degree from Catholic University. Bob and his wife continue to live in Scranton.
Candidate for Illinois's 6th Congressional District