Sen. Robert Jubelirer was first elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in 1974. Watergate was a deep wound on voter psyche, and Jubelirer was the lone Republican freshman Senator elected. Until his loss in a primary election in 2006, Jubelirer would serve skillfully and energetically, making a political career out of his willingness to fight in the face of long odds. Jubelirer was admired and respected on both sides of the political aisle, and while his views an actions were sometimes questioned, his integrity and commitment were never doubted. From the memorable people with whom he served to the media, lobbyists, and other political influencers, Jubelirer paints a picture of members of a political process that, while not always succeeding, strives to serve the needs of Pennsylvanians. He evaluates and grades the six governors he served under with honesty and candor and recounts his time as the longest-serving senate president pro tempore.
A graduate of Penn State University and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Sen. Robert Jubelirer served eight consecutive terms in the Pennsylvania Senate from 1974 to 2006. Jubelirer is now head of the government relations division of the law firm Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel.
PA Books airs Sunday nights at 7.