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 and lawyer. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as a U.S. Senator from New Jersey, since January 17, 2006. He has also been 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, Chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Caucus, from January 3, 2003 to January 16, 2006, and Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, from February 1, 2013 to January 3, 2015, and again, from February 3, 2021, among other duties.
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 is married to businessperson Nadine Arslanian. He has two children, television commentator Alicia Menendez and politician Rob Menendez, with his former wife, teacher Jane Jacobsen. Rob has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey, since January 3, 2023.