Bob Menendez parent – Bob Menendez is an American lawyer and politician affiliated with the Democratic Party.
Bob Menendez Biography
Born on January 1, 1954, he has served as the senior United States senator from New Jersey since 2006, initially appointed by Governor Jon Corzine. Menendez has held various significant positions during his career, including chairing the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations from 2013 to 2015 and again from 2021.
His political journey began in 1974 when, at the age of 20, Menendez was elected to the Board of Education for the Union City School District. He pursued higher education, earning degrees from Saint Peter’s University and Rutgers Law School.
In 1986, he assumed the role of mayor in Union City and, two years later, was elected to represent New Jersey’s 33rd district in the state’s General Assembly. His rapid rise continued as he transitioned to the New Jersey Senate after winning the special election for the 33rd Senate district in March 1991.
In the following year, Menendez secured a seat in the House of Representatives, representing New Jersey’s 13th congressional district for six consecutive two-year terms, spanning from 1993 to 2006.
Bob Menendez Career
His career reached new heights in January 2006 when he was appointed to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Jon Corzine, who had been elected as the governor of New Jersey. Subsequently, Menendez was elected to a full six-year term in November of that year and went on to win reelection in 2012 and 2018.
Notably, Menendez faced legal challenges in 2015 when he was indicted on federal corruption charges. Although the jury could not reach a verdict, the charges were dropped in 2018.
During this time, the United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics issued a severe admonishment to Menendez for accepting gifts from donor Salomon Melgen without obtaining committee approval, failing to disclose certain gifts, and leveraging his senatorial position to advance Melgen’s interests.
In September 2023, Menendez faced a new round of federal corruption charges, accused of aiding and sharing sensitive information with the government of Egypt.
Bob Menendez‘s journey from his early years includes his education at Union Hill High School, where his speech teacher, Gail Harper, played a pivotal role in his development as a public speaker. During his time at Union Hill, he even became the student body president. He continued his educational pursuits by becoming the first in his family to attend college, enrolling at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City.
There, he became a member of the Lambda Theta Phi fraternity and graduated with a B.A. in political science. He furthered his education by earning a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School in 1979 at the Newark campus.
Following his graduation, Menendez was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1980, embarking on a career as a private practice lawyer. His personal life involved several relocations, with Menendez moving from Union City to Paramus in 2014 and then to Harrison in 2018.
Bob Menendez Age
As of September 2023, he was 69 years old.
His parents are Mario Menéndez and Evangelina Menéndez.