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Pat Toomey
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United States Senator
from Pennsylvania
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Serving with Bob Casey Jr.
Preceded by Arlen Specter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Paul McHale
Succeeded by Charlie Dent
Personal details
Born
Patrick Joseph Toomey Jr.

November 17, 1961 (1961-11-17) (age 57)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Kris Ann Duncan (m. 1997)
Children 3
Residence Zionsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Education Harvard University (AB)
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Patrick Joseph Toomey Jr. (born November 17, 1961) is an American businessman and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Pennsylvania since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the U.S. Representative for PA's 15th congressional district from 1999 to 2005; he did not seek a fourth term to honor a pledge he had made while running for office in 1998.

A former Wall Street banker, Toomey narrowly lost the Republican primary for United States Senate in 2004. From 2005 to 2009, he served as president of the Club for Growth. After becoming the Republican nominee for the 2010 U.S. Senate election in Pennsylvania, Toomey was elected to the seat on November 2, 2010, defeating his Democratic opponent, former U.S. Navy Three-star admiral and Congressman Joe Sestak.

He was re-elected on November 8, 2016, to his second term as the junior United States Senator from Pennsylvania, defeating Democratic nominee Katie McGinty in the general election.

Toomey was born on November 17, 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from the Harvard University. He is married to Kris Toomey. They have three children.

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