Robert Mellow

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Robert Mellow
Pennsylvania State Senate District 22
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Robert "Bob" Mellow was Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1971 to 2010. Before leaving office, he served as Minority Floor Leader of the Pennsylvania Senate. Mellow was the former President Pro-Tempore from 1992 to 1994.

On February 8, 2010 he announced he would not be seeking re-election.[1]

Mellow graduated from Lackawanna Junior College in 1962 with his Bachelor's Degree and graduated with his Bachelor's Degree from Bethel College in 1968. Mellow served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard from 1962 to 1968.

Investigation into Mellow

In November 2009, Eric Epstein (a coordinator for Rock The Capitol) asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Mellow for an alleged conflict of interest for holding paid positions on the boards of a health insurance company and a financial firm. Epstein believes Mellow has a conflict of interest by holding paid positions on the boards of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Penseco Financial Services Corp.

In June 2010, the FBI and IRS raided Mellow's home and district office to confiscate computers and documents.

Epstein wants the commission to investigate Mr. Mellow, adopt a resolution admonishing the senator for his actions and refer the investigation to the proper civil and legal authorities.[2]

Committee assignments

While a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, Mellow served on the following committees:



See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

Mellow did not run for re-election in District 22. Democrat John Blake and Republican Frank Scavo ran for this seat in the November 2 general election.


On November 7, 2006, Mellow was re-elected to Pennsylvania State Senate District 22.[4]

Mellow raised $702,720 for this campaign[5] in which he ran unopposed.

Pennsylvania State Senate District 22
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png MELLOW, ROBERT J. (D) 71,141

Campaign donors


Mellow raised $702,720 during the 2006 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Robert Mericle $35,700
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association $31,000
Williams for Senate $30,000
Pennsylvania State Education Association $21,500
Denis Dench $13,800
Committee for a Better Tomorrow $10,000
Patrick McLaine $9,155
Pennsylvania Association of Realtors $8,400
Noble Quandel $7,800
AFSCME Council 13 $6,000

District 22

White represents Pennsylvania Senate District 22. District 22 includes the Greater Scranton region[7].


Robert is married to Diane Pullman. They have two children and reside in Peckville, Pennsylvania.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pennsylvania State Senate District 22
Succeeded by
John Blake (D)