About Rob Rob Mercuri will serve the residents of the 28th District with the values instilled in him during his Western Pennsylvania upbringing, including integrity, hard work and transparency. As a husband, father of three and small business owner in Pine Township, Rob will focus on pandemic relief, fiscal responsibility and economic development through innovation, lower tax rates, less regulation and reduced barriers to entry. Rob will also work to make progress across a number of legislative priorities including improving the openness of government, expanding educational opportunities while respecting taxpayers, reducing the cost of health care, developing programs to keep our communities safe, prioritizing the upkeep of critical infrastructure and harnessing the potential of advanced energy economy for the benefit of residents and the future of our Commonwealth. In Oct. 2022, Rob was elected to serve on the Point Park University Board of Trustees. Early in the 2022-23 legislative session, Rob was appointed to the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) by Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler. The SBAC is focused on advocating for the small business community and moving policies that help small businesses. For the 2021-22 legislative session, Rob was appointed to serve on the House Education, Finance, Liquor Control, Urban Affairs and Commerce committees. Before running for office, Rob attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and deployed to Baghdad as a member of an embedded military training unit. He returned home with a captain’s rank and a Bronze Star Medal. Rob earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then worked for two major accounting firms in New York City. After being recruited by PNC, he served as the company’s vice president and financial risk manager. Currently, he and his wife, Kelsey, own a UPS store in Pine Township. In service to his community, he has served as a member of the board of the YMCA, the United States Congressional Advisory Board and the American Corporate Partners, which is a nonprofit that helps connect veterans with careers after their military experience. Rob lives in Pine Township with his wife, Kelsey, and their three school-age children: Mackenzie, Delaney and Kieran. They are active in their faith community at North Way Christian Community in Pine Township.