Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – May 22, 2014 – On May 10, 2014, Senator Robert Jubelirer was elected to Penn State’s Board of Trustees. Jubelirer, a partner and chair of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP’s Government Affairs Practice Group, was one of three people who resoundingly won their seats on the board from a field of 31 candidates. He will serve a three-year term.
Jubelirer plans to leverage his professional and political experience to fight for measures to reform the makeup of the Board of Trustees, provide students with an affordable education, and improve relationships with critical university constituencies including the state legislature and the administration in Harrisburg.
“I’ve run in a lot of elections, but this one feels extra special because of what Penn State means to me” said Jubelirer. “I am honored and humbled that my fellow alumni have given me the opportunity to now give back and to make a difference.”
Jubelirer, a 1959 graduate of Penn State, served eight terms representing the 30th District in Pennsylvania. During his illustrious career in the Pennsylvania State Senate, he 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.” Today, he leads Obermayer’s government relations practice representing his clients’ interests before the legislative, executive, and regulatory branches of federal, state and local governments.
Senator Jubelirer practices law at Obermayer’s Harrisburg and Altoona, PA offices where he leads the firm’s government affairs practice.
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