Birth Name: Robert Menendez
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 1, 1954
Ethnicity: Cuban [Spanish, possibly other]
Bob Menendez is an American politician. A Democrat, he has served as a U.S. Senator from New Jersey, since January 17, 2006.
Bob was born in New York City, New York, to Cuban parents, Evangelina and Mario Menéndez. He has family roots in Avilés, Asturias, Spain. He has two children with his former wife, teacher Jane Jacobsen, including television commentator Alicia Menendez.
He was Mayor of Union City, New Jersey, from 1986 to 1992, a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey, from January 3, 1993 to January 16, 2006, Vice Chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Caucus, from January 3, 1999 to January 3, 2003, and Chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Caucus, from January 3, 2003 to January 16, 2006.