Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., was elected to the U.S Senate on November 7, 2006. A former two-term Pennsylvania Auditor General, Sen. Casey serves on five Senate committees: Foreign Relations; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; the Special Committee on Aging and the Joint Economic Committee. He is also the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs.
Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Sen. Casey, 50, graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in 1982 and spent the following year teaching fifth grade and coaching eighth grade basketball in inner city Philadelphia for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He received his law degree from The Catholic University of America in 1988 and entered the practice of law in Scranton.
Sen. Casey and his wife, Terese, live in Scranton, with their four daughters: Elyse, Caroline, Julia, and Marena. Sen. Casey is the eldest son of the late Governor Robert P. Casey and his wife, Ellen, who is a Marywood University alumna and former member of the University's Board of Trustees.
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