Pat Toomey: A Day in the Life of Lehigh Valley's Senator
In-depth profile by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette offers a look at what it's like to be Pennsylvania's junior U.S. Senator
Pennsylvania's junior Senator and Lehigh Valley native Pat Toomey has high-profile appointments in Washington, D.C. and is the topic of a recent in-depth profile by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Toomey chairs his caucus steering committee and a key budget subcommittee, and, the Post-Gazette says, is "a reliable conservative picked for the exclusive -- if doomed -- task force on deficit reduction."
The profile quotes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as saying Toomey has risen quickly in the Senate by any objective measure. Read the complete article here.
Another Post Gazette-Report -- A Day in the Life of Pat Toomey -- describes how the senator juggles a busy work schedule with visits home to spend time with his family.
Toomey lives in Zionsville (near Emmaus) in Lehigh County with his wife and three children. He won election to the Senate in 2010 - the first Lehigh Valley politician to do so since the 1800s.