|Name||Peter G. Fitzgerald|
Elgin, Illinois , United States
|| October 20, 1960
|Last Modifed||Barack O-blame-a|
Feb 28, 2013 10:50pm
Caucasian - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
|Info||Peter G. Fitzgerald was elected to the United States Senate on November 3, 1998. He was the first Republican in Illinois to win a Senate race in 20 years, and the only Republican challenger in the country to defeat an incumbent Democratic Senator in the 1998 election cycle. |
Born October 20, 1960, Fitzgerald is the youngest member of the U.S. Senate. He serves on the Agriculture, Commerce, Small Business, and Governmental Affairs committees. He is also Ranking Member of the Commerce subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism, which oversees a wide range of issues, including product safety and liability, the insurance industry, and the Federal Trade Commission.
Fitzgerald, a former commercial banking attorney, has played a leading role in the Consumer Affairs subcommittee?s investigation of the Enron Corporation.
Fitzgerald graduated from Dartmouth College in 1982, completed his post-graduate studies as a Rotary Scholar in Greece, and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1986. Fitzgerald and his wife, Nina, have one son, Jake.