|Name||Robert C. Jubelirer|
|Address||12 Sheraton Drive P.O. Box 2023|
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16603, United States
|| February 09, 1937
|Last Modifed||Barack O-blame-a|
Jan 04, 2012 08:08pm
Jewish - Judaism -
|Info||OCCUPATION: Blair County - Legislator/Attorney |
CHILD OF: Samuel H. and Darothy Jubelirer (both deceased)
ATTENDED: PA State University, B.A., 1959, Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1962
CAREER: chairman Blair County M.S. Society; mem. Tuition Account Program (TAP) Board and Advisory Council Hollidaysburg Veterans Home; recipient President's Award from PA Bar Association; Gold Medal Award from PA Association of Broadcasters; PA Economic Development Association's President's Award; Champion of Good Government Award from Common Cause; Legislator of the Year 2000 from PA Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs; Career Achievement Award from Dickinson School of Law; and 2000 Distinguished Alumni Award from The Pennsylvania State University; leader on a number of major issues including lobbyist disclosure reform, open government, senior citizen legislation, economic development, education reform, property tax relief, transportation improvements, job creation and rural opportunity; sponsored legislation creating PA's Tuition Account Program and the Sunshine Law; and led the fight for major child protection measures known as "Ashley's Law"; Majority Leader 1981-1984; President Pro Tempore 1985 to Nov. 18, 1992; Minority Leader 1993 to Mar. 15, 1994; President Pro Tempore Mar. 15, 1994 to date; Member of Senate 1975 to date.
"In the district, Senator Jubelirer has emphasized transportation improvements, job creation, and rural opportunity. He is noted for his leadership on major issues such as lobbyist disclosure reform, open government, senior citizen legislation, economic development, education reform, and property tax relief. Senator Jubelirer sponsored legislation creating Pennsylvania's Tuition Account Program and serves as a member of the TAP Board. He prime-sponsored Pennsylvania's current Sunshine Law. He led the fight for major child protection measures known as "Ashley's Law."
His leadership has earned recognition from groups such as the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association, the National Federation of Independent Business, and the Blair County Chapter of the NAACP. In the spring of 1996, Senator Jubelirer received the President's Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Gold Medal Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. He is the recipient of the 1998 Pennsylvania Economic Development Association's President's Award.
Senator Jubelirer is involved in numerous community and civic activities, including serving as Chairman of the Blair County Multiple Sclerosis Society and as a member of the Advisory Council for the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home."