Bob Casey Jr.

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Bob Casey Jr.

Bob Casey Jr.

Robert ''Bob'' Casey Jr. was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1960. He graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in 1982 and recieved his bachelors degree. The next year he taught 5th grade and coached basketball.

In 1988 Casey recieved his law degree from The Catholic University of America. He then practiced law in Scranton. His father was a Pennsylvania Governor from 1987-1995.

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Before becoming Senator Casey was an attorney and then served 2 terms as PA Auditor General (1997-2004).Attempting to follow in his father's footsteps, Casey ran for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2002 but was unsuccessful.

From 2004-2006 Casey was the Pennsylvania State Treasurer. He took care of the state's money, investments, deficits and surpluses. Finally, in 2007 he was elected as one of the two senators of Pennsylvania.

Political Experience


Current Political Status

Casey's Stance

EducationCasey has campaigned for funding of early childhood education, head-start and preschool. He wants all children to access to high-quality learning. He has sponsored bills to help prevent bulling in schools and added STEM programs. He has also recognized the issue of college tuition. He has provided better aid for post secondary education. The video below displays Casey's interest in education. (Skip to 1:08)

Children and FamiliesSenator Casey is committed to this issue. He has greatly supported adoption policies and The Violence Against Women Act. He helped to make the Adoption Tax Credit permanent. Casey then created the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act which ensures that more children will benefit. Before, lower income adopting parents didnt have enough income credit to benefit from. Casey issued full funding for the Violence Against Women Act, this supports the victims. Also, he reached out to campuses to respond to many violent acts made towards women. The picture below shows Casey at University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown presenting his issues on education and his act against violence.

Bob Casey Jr. serves in the United States Senate as a democrat. He has served in the senate for 8 years. He began his term in 2007. His term ends early January 2019.


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