Bob Menendez Facts
American politician and the junior US Senator from New Jersey
- Robert Bob Menendez is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey.
- He is serving as Junior Senator since 2006.
- He is a member of the Democratic Party, is the current Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
- He was born on January 1, 1954 in New York City.
- He graduated from Saint Peter's University and Rutgers School of Law in Newark.
- In 1974 at the age of 20, he was elected to the Union City Board of Education and was elected Mayor of Union City in 1986.
- He simultaneously served in the New Jersey Legislature from 1988 to 1992.
- He was appointed to the New Jersey Senate after State Senator Christopher Jackman died.
- He was elected to a full six-year term in the 2006 U.S. Senate election and was re-elected in 2012.