Bob Brooks was elected in November 2018 to represent the 54th Legislative District, which spans portions of Westmoreland and Allegheny counties. A western Pennsylvania resident for 40 years, Bob is serving his second term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 
For the 2019-20 legislative session, Bob serves on the House Commerce, Finance, Local Government and Urban Affairs committees. 
As a large corporation finance director and chief financial officer for Chrysler Corporation and Wabtec, Bob’s focus has been strategic growth, while providing solid family-sustaining jobs and keeping spending in check.  As a self-employed small business owner of the Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena, he understands the need to eliminate burdensome regulations and avoid tax increases.  
Prior to his service as a state representative, Bob divided his professional time between his work as mayor of Murrysville and serving on the board of directors for several nonprofit philanthropic organizations, such as the director and council president of the Boy Scouts of America for the Westmoreland/Fayette Council. He is also the director for the United Way and Franklin and Marshall College. He is Treasurer of the Rotary Club; and as elder, treasurer and teacher at Murrysville Presbyterian Church, and a director of the Redstone Highlands Senior Care Center.  Bob’s work represents his desire to focus toward serving people and improving their quality of life. 
While mayor of Murrysville, the community witnessed businesses growth: Rails were converted to trails, and a Miracle Field was built, and several sports field complexes were developed that added greatly to the area’s economy, all without increasing taxes. 
Bob is able to bring his business knowledge and experience and the challenges they face to Harrisburg as he works to strengthen the state’s economy. 
Bob’s commitment to his community stems from his family and his faith – they are the foundation on which his dedication to public service is built. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, with a Master of Business Administration in corporate finance and operations research from the Wharton Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also received his honorary doctorate from California University. 
Bob currently serves on the Westinghouse Air Brake and First National Bank-Pittsburgh board of directors.  Bob has ownership of several major and minor league sports teams as part of the Brooks Sports Group. 
Bob and his wife, Sue, reside in Murrysville.  They have three children, who are Franklin Regional High School graduates, and three grandchildren. 
The 54th Legislative District includes the townships of Fawn, West Deer and part of Harrison in Allegheny County; and also in Westmoreland County, the boroughs of Export, Lower Burrell and Murrysville; along with the townships of Allegheny, Upper Burrell and part of Penn.