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Robert P. Casey, Jr.DEMDemocrat United States Senator
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PAResidence (state)

Robert Patrick Casey Jr. (born April 13, 1960) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Pennsylvania, a seat he has held since 2007. He previously served as Pennsylvania Auditor General from 1997 to 2005 and as Pennsylvania Treasurer from 2005 to 2007. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Casey is the son of Bob Casey, a former governor of Pennsylvania. After graduating from Scranton Preparatory School in 1978, he attended the College of the Holy Cross. He received his J.D. degree from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Casey practiced law in Scranton, Pennsylvania, before beginning his political career as Pennsylvania's auditor general, a post to which he was elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2000. In 2002, Casey attempted to follow in his father's footsteps by running for governor of Pennsylvania, but was defeated in the Democratic primary by eventual general election victor Ed Rendell. After being term-limited out of his position as auditor general, Casey was elected treasurer in the 2004 election. Casey defeated two-term Republican incumbent Rick Santorum in the 2006 U.S. Senate election in Pennsylvania.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
The Catholic University of America
Juris Doctor
1988
College of the Holy Cross
1982
Scranton Preparatory School
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Senator
United States Senate
2007 - Current
State Treasurer
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
2005 - 2007
Auditor General
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
1997 - 2005
Lawyer
Private Practice
1991 - 1996
Surrogate Speaker
Governor Bob Casey, Jr
1988 - 1990
Other Experience1 - 12 of 12
Basketball Coach
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
1982 - 1983
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Taxation and IRS Oversight Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure, United States Senate
Former Member
Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress
Former Member
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, United States Senate
Member
National Guard Caucus
Member
Senate Caucus on Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism