Robert C. Jubelirer
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Senator Robert C. Jubelirer leads Obermayer's government affairs practice in Harrisburg and in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining Obermayer, Senator Jubelirer served eight terms (1975-2006) representing the 30th District in the Pennsylvania State Senate, which includes all of Bedford, Blair, Fulton and Huntingdon Counties and Menno Township in Mifflin County. Senator Jubelirer served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate for nearly 21 years, which currently stands as the longest time any member has served in this role. Before ascending to President Pro Tempore, he twice served as the Republican Floor Leader. In 2001, Senator Jubelirer was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor when then Governor Tom Ridge resigned to serve as Director of Homeland Security. He held that office with its additional responsibilities until January 2003.

During his tenure in the Pennsylvania State Senate, Senator Jubelirer provided leadership on major issues such as economic development, transportation improvements, job creation, open government, education reform and property tax relief. He sponsored legislation creating Pennsylvania’s Tuition Account Program and the state’s Sunshine Law, and led the fight for major child protection measures known as “Ashley’s Law.”

Senator Jubelirer was a driving force in securing state funding for key economic, community and cultural projects, highlighted by the Blair County Ballpark, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate, the Blair County Convention Center and restoration of the historic Bedford Springs Hotel. His leadership has earned recognition and awards including:

• Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association
• National Federation of Independent Business
• Blair County Chapter of the NAACP
• Pennsylvania Bar Association’s President’s Award
• Common Cause Champion of Good Government Award
• Dickinson School of Law Career Achievement Award
• The Pennsylvania State University Distinguished Alumni Award

Senator Jubelirer remains involved in numerous community and civic activities, including serving as chairman of the Blair County Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Professional & Civic Activities

    • Allegheny County Bar Association Court Rules Committee, Past Chair