Rick Santorum has served in the United States Senate since January
1995, where he has been elected to a second term as Republican
Conference Chairman, the party's third ranking leadership position
in the Senate. As Conference Chairman, Senator Santorum directs the
communications operations of Senate Republicans and is a frequent
party spokesman. He is the youngest member of the leadership and
the first Pennsylvanian to hold such a prominent position since the
While Senator Santorum is proud of his accomplishments as a lawmaker and public servant, he is most proud of his role as a husband and father. Senator Santorum and his wife, Karen Garver Santorum, are the parents of six wonderful children: Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Sarah Maria, Peter, and Patrick.