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Bob Menendez's Biography


Contact Information

One Gateway Center
11th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

208 White Horse Pike
Suite 18
Barrington, NJ 08007

528 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

Robert 'Bob' Menendez




Fiance: Nadine; 2 Children: Alicia, Robert

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

New Jersey

Home City:

Hoboken, NJ


Roman Catholic

JD, Rutgers University School of Law, 1979

BA, Saint Peter's College, 1976

Senator, United States Senate, 2006-present

Candidate, United States Senate, New Jersey, 2018

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 13, 1993-2006

Senator, New Jersey State Senate, 1990-1992

Mayor, Union City, 1986-1992

Representative, New Jersey House of Representatives, 1988-1990

Former Member, Ad Hoc Congressional Committee for Irish Affairs

Former Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development, United States Senate

Former Member, Baltic Caucus

Former Member, Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease

Former Member, Congressional Andean Region Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Arts Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Autism Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Bike Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Biotechnology Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Brain Injury Task Force

Former Member, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues

Former Member, Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues

Former Member, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans

Former Member, Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans

Former Member, Congressional Children's Environmental Health Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Children's Working Group

Former Member, Congressional Disability Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Task Force on Education

Former Member, Congressional Task Force on Homeland Security

Former Member, Congressional TRIO Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Urban Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Vision Caucus

Former Member, Defense Study Group

Former Vice-Chair, Democratic Caucus

Former Member, Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Chair, House Democratic Caucus

Former Chair, House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee

Former Member, House Oceans Caucus

Former Member, House Portuguese American Caucus

Former Member, New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission

Former Co-Chair, Senate Hispanic Task Force

Former Member, Subcommittee on Economic Policy, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protections, United States Senate

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development, United States Senate

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, United States Senate

Former Employee, Union City, New Jersey Mayor's Office

Former President, Alliance Civic Association

Co-Founder, Alliance Civic Association

Former Chair, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Former Member, Impact Aid Coalition

Former Member, New Jersey Hispanic Elected Officials Organization

Former Chair, New Jersey Hispanic Leadership Program

Former Member, New Jersey Mayors Coalition

Chief Financial Officer, Union City Board of Education, 1978-1982

Member, Union City Board of Education, 1974-1978

Astrological Sign:



"Profiles in Courage" and "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus."

"Modern Family," "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," and "The Rachel Maddow Show."

Favorite Book:

Profiles in Courage

Favorite Musician:

Bruce Springsteen, Shakira, and Andrea Bocelli.

Favorite Quote:

"Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why? I dream things that never were and ask, Why not?" - George Bernard Shaw

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Bowling, photography, tennis, golf and travel.