Connecticut State Senate, District 27
A native of Stamford, Kolenberg went on to receive a degree in economics from UCLA. After graduating, he started his own business, remarketing off-lease vehicles. Kolenberg went on to develop a transportation conglomerate which includes a car rental franchise, a vehicle leasing company, and a consumer finance company. He also serves on several boards and commissions. Kolenberg served on the Advisory of the New Covenant House soup kitchen and has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 30 years. Kolenberg was and his wife Michelle have three children.
Kolenberg's 2011 special election Campaign site emphasized his record of service as a member of the Stamford Board of Finance:
- "[Kolenberg] decided to get involved and do something. That “something” was to run for, and win, a seat on the Stamford Board of Finance. A seat from which he could speak out and vote against the special interests that were draining our tax dollars. A seat from which he could initiate action to reduce the waste in city government. A seat from which he could shout “Enough” and be heard up and down the corridors of city government. A seat from which he could have a significant impact on how we’re governed. A seat from which he could look out for you and your tax dollars. In sum, Bob Kolenberg was able to make a difference as your voice in city government." 
- See also: Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010
Kolenberg was uncontested in the August 10 Republican primary. He was defeated by incumbent Democrat Andrew McDonald in the November 2 general election.
- Bob Kolenberg campaign website
- Campaign Facebook page
- Connecticut Republican Party Candidate Profiles
- 2010 Connecticut general election candidates
- Biography from Project Vote Smart