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Robert P. Casey, Jr.DEMDemocrat United States Senator
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Robert Patrick Casey Jr. (born April 13, 1960) is an American lawyer and politician who is the senior United States senator from Pennsylvania, a seat he has held since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Casey, Jr. benefited from nepotism to launch his political career as the son of Bob Casey Sr., a former governor of Pennsylvania. Raised Catholic, he attended the College of the Holy Cross, later receiving his JD degree from the Catholic University of America. He practiced law in Scranton before beginning his political career as Pennsylvania Auditor General, a post to which he was elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2000, holding the post until 2005. 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 Ed Rendell. After being term-limited out of his position as auditor general, Casey ran for treasurer in the 2004 election which he used as a launching pad to campaign in the 2006 U.S. Senate election in Pennsylvania defeating Republican incumbent Rick Santorum. He was reelected in 2012 and in 2018, becoming the first Democrat in Pennsylvania to win a third consecutive term in the Senate.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
The Catholic University of America
Juris Doctor
College of the Holy Cross
Scranton Preparatory School
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
United States Senate
2007 - Current
State Treasurer
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
2005 - 2007
Auditor General
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
1997 - 2005
Private Practice
1991 - 1996
Surrogate Speaker
Governor Bob Casey, Jr
1988 - 1990
Other Experience1 - 17 of 17
Basketball Coach
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
1982 - 1983
the Special Committee on Aging
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate
Former Member
Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress
Former Member
Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure, United States Senate
Former Member
Taxation and IRS Oversight Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, United States Senate
the Select Committee on Intelligence
Senate Caucus on Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism
the Finance Committee
National Guard Caucus
the Health, Environment, Legal, Pensions (HELP) Committee