Patrick Joseph Toomey Jr. (born November 17, 1961) is an American businessman and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Pennsylvania since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he served three terms as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district, from 1999 to 2005. Honoring a pledge he had made while running for office in 1998, he did not seek a fourth term.
Toomey graduated from Harvard College. A former Wall Street banker, Toomey narrowly lost the Republican primary for United States Senate in 2004. From 2005 to 2009, he served as president of the Club for Growth. After becoming the Republican nominee in the 2010 U.S. Senate election in Pennsylvania, Toomey was elected to the seat on November 2, 2010 defeating the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Navy Three-star admiral and Congressman Joe Sestak.
Toomey was reelected to the Senate on November 8, 2016, defeating Democratic nominee Katie McGinty in the general election.
On October 5, 2020, Toomey announced that he would not run for reelection to a third term in 2022 or for governor.