Raised in West Deer, Pennsylvania, Rob Mercuri is a proud son of a dedicated blue-collar family. His family legacy is one of hard work and service with roots in the steel mills and oil fields of Western Pennsylvania and proud service in uniform during our nation’s wars.
After graduating from Deer Lakes High School, Mercuri attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, earning a commission as a lieutenant in the Army before being deployed for two tours in Iraq as an intelligence officer and member of an embedded military training unit. While in the Army, Mercuri achieved the rank of Captain and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service.
Mercuri later earned an MBA by taking night classes from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. After stints with two major accounting firms, he was recruited by Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank, where he rose to Senior Vice President of risk and finance.
Seeing a need for leadership in state government, Mercuri ran for and won a seat in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 2020 and won reelection in 2022. During his time in the legislature, Mercuri authored legislative reforms in the areas of education, finance, autonomous transportation, and data privacy. He has also been a champion for fiscal responsibility and economic development through innovation, lower tax rates, and reduced barriers to entry for entrepreneurs.
Active in his faith and community, Mercuri and his family live in Pine Richland where he and his wife, Kelsey, own and operate a small business and are raising their three school-age children.