Keith Rothfus (R-PA-12)i

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Keith Rothfus, Congressman, Pennsylvania District 12

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Keith James Rothfus

Keith Rothfus, 2016 Congressional Candidate Pennsylvania District 12


Biography of Keith Rothfus from

[2013 Bio]  Keith Rothfus was sworn in on January 3, 2013 and is serving his first term in the United States House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s Twelfth Congressional District, which includes all of Beaver County and portions of Allegheny, Cambria, Lawrence, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties in Western Pennsylvania.


As your representative in Washington, Keith is working hard to advocate for policies that grow our economy, foster job creation, reduce our national debt and deficits, support our veterans, and save and secure Medicare and Social Security.


He is committed to providing first-class constituent services. If we can help, please call us.


Keith serves on the Financial Services Committee, House Energy Action Team, and the Republican Policy Committee’s Subcommittee on Jobs and Economic Development.


Keith graduated from the State University of New York College at Buffalo with a bachelor of science degree and earned his law degree at the University of Notre Dame.


He spent most of his professional life in the private sector. As an attorney, he helped businesses of all sizes expand and create jobs in Western Pennsylvania.


Keith served as the first director of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He launched and managed DHS’s efforts to coordinate relief services with faith-based and community organizations after natural disasters.


He has served on the Board of Directors of the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, an organization that provides support services to local veterans and their families.


Keith and his wife Elsie are raising their six kids in Allegheny County.

Biography of Keith Rothfus from Rothfus for Congress 

[2012 Bio]  Keith Rothfus is a conservative who brings a wide range of experience and a deep commitment to his campaign for Congress.


After graduating from Notre Dame Law School twenty years ago, Keith, his wife Elsie, and their young daughter moved to Southwestern Pennsylvania. Keith and Elsie reside in Allegheny County, in the same neighborhood where Elsie was raised, and that young daughter is now a senior in college and the oldest of six children.


Most of Keith’s professional life has been as an attorney in the private sector, working with large and small businesses as they strive to expand and create the jobs and opportunities that will shape the future of our country. He has seen firsthand the impact high taxes, onerous regulation and ill-conceived policies have on the lives of the people in the area.


From 2006 to 2007, Keith worked in the Department of Homeland Security, creating and heading the office that was set up to work with faith-based organizations to provide disaster relief after Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters.


Keith’s approach to healthcare is shaped by his own experience as a cancer survivor. Keith benefited from having access to the world’s best health care right here in the United States, where innovation was allowed to flourish and develop the cure he received. Eighteen months after major abdominal surgery, he ran his first marathon. This result is a far cry from a government-run health care system would have produced.


Keith serves on the Zoning Board in Edgeworth, PA. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) of Western Pennsylvania. In May 2011 he ran in the Pittsburgh Marathon for VLP, raising $4,500 for the organization’s programs for local veterans. Keith also ran in a marathon in 2008 and raised more than $8,000 for the Fisher’s House charity.


Keith’s campaign for Congress has strong support from many residents across Southwestern Pennsylvania — Republicans, Democrats, and Independents — who all believe the time has come to elect (1) a citizen candidate instead of a career politician and (2) a lawmaker who not only shares their values but is not afraid to lead with those values.


Past Campaign/Office Links

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