Meet Rob

Rob Menendez was born and raised in Hudson County. He is running for Congress to represent this diverse district and the common values we share in our communities – respect and tolerance, hard work, New Jersey common sense and the unshakable idea that everyone should have the opportunity and tools to succeed.

Strengthening families is at the core of Rob’s purpose for running because he understands the pressures and challenges families face in these difficult times. Rob is running to create solutions to those challenges to make today better and tomorrow a place where we can all thrive and reach our full potential.

The grandson of brave Cuban immigrants and proud, hardworking Union members, the son of a dedicated public school educator and a trailblazing political leader, Rob grew up valuing public service that drives positive change in our communities. He was raised to believe in the importance of giving back and taking care of our neighbors.

Today, Rob is raising his family in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty and continues to take to heart all she represents- the welcoming place where the American journey begins and the promise of an America that works for everyone. These ideals guide Rob and they guide this campaign.

Rob is counsel at the national law firm Lowenstein Sandler where he uses his legal training to help clients grow their businesses, advising on a wide breadth of legal and regulatory issues. Rob has leveraged this experience by serving as outside counsel to a wide range of companies -many of which are led by traditionally underrepresented founders and executives – enabling them to drive American innovation and bring sustainable growth to a new generation of entrepreneurs and the communities they represent. Rob has extensive pro bono experience, including a case to advance voting rights, a cause he will champion in Congress.

In addition to his legal practice, Rob serves as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and as a Trustee of The Hudson School in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Rob earned an undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School. He and his wife and young daughter live in the Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City.