Robert C Jubelirer
Born February 9, 1937 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Bob Jubelirer graduated from Penn State with a degree in history and earned his law degree from The Dickinson School of Law. Jubelirer served in the Pennsylvania Senate from 1975-2006. He was President Pro Tempore of the Senate for 21 years, the longest tenure in history, and served double duty as Lieutenant Governor after Tom Ridge became Director of Homeland Security.
Jubelirer wrote the modern "Sunshine Law," opening up state and local government meetings to the public; the Tuition Account Program (TAP), giving families a tax-friendly way to save for the higher education of their children and grandchildren; and "Ashley's Law," providing essential child protection measures. He was a driving force in securing state funding for key economic, transportation, community and cultural projects highlighted by the Millennium Science Center at Penn State, the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and the Blair County Ballpark, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate.
Jubelirer was defeated for re-election in the 2006 primary election and left office on November 30, 2006. He is married to Commonwealth Court Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer.