“Congratulations to Republicans in Pennsylvania’s 28th House District,” said Austin Chambers, RSLC President. “Rob is an excellent candidate, and he will be vital for our Party when we take on the Democrats in the fall. He is a strong conservative but more importantly, he is an American hero. I am confident Rob will fill Speaker Turzai’s shoes and be a hard worker for the district and the state of Pennsylvania.”
Mercuri entered the Pennsylvania Republican Primary with the goal of delivering “honest, common-sense leadership focused on economic development and a bright future for the people of the 28th district.” He is a decorated Iraq War veteran and West Point graduate who was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant before being deployed to Iraq. While overseas, he directed a military intelligence unit, was awarded the Bronze Star, and was promoted to the rank of Captain, all while earning an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst at night. He was previously a financial risk and regulatory adviser, and currently operates a small business with his wife, Kelsey, in Wexford. Rob and Kelsey have three children, all of whom attend the Pine-Richland schools. The Mercuri family resides in Pine Township and worships at North Way Christian Community.