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Senator Pat Toomey joined the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania in 2011 on a platform of economic and job growth, restoring fiscal responsibility, and creating stronger, safer communities.

Sought out by his colleagues for his views on financial reform and budgetary issues, Senator Toomey was labeled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “a leading voice on money matters.”

During his time in the Senate, Senator Toomey successfully led efforts to cut taxes for families, make the business tax code more competitive, end wasteful federal spending, and protect children from abusers. He serves on the Senate’s Banking, Budget, and Finance committees.

Senator Toomey previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives for six years. Honoring his pledge to limit himself to three terms, he did not seek re-election to the House in 2004. In addition to his public service, the senator has also worked in the financial-services industry, served as president of the Club for Growth, and owned and operated a small restaurant chain in the Lehigh Valley with his brothers.

A graduate of Harvard University, he lives in the Lehigh Valley with his wife, Kris, and their three children.