Born September 11, 1952, Cleveland Ohio. Earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheeling Jesuit University, a master’s degree from Cleveland State University, and his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh.
Served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1997-2002. He penned the state’s historic Patient Bill of Rights and increased funding for medical research, while consistently supporting responsible fiscal management of government to promote job creation and reduce the tax burden on families. Elected to serve the 18t h Congressional District in 2002.
He and his wife Nan reside in Upper St. Clair and attend St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Bethel Park. They are the parents of Bevin and proud grandparents of one granddaughter.