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also known as Bob Schaffer


Robert Schaffer, American Congressman. Named National Legislator of Year, Republican National Legislators Association, 1995, Taxpayer Champion, Colorado Union of Taxpayers, 1995, Business Legislator of theYr. Colorado Association Commerce and Industry, Named Guardina Small Business National Federation Indiana Business; recipient Spirit of Enterprise award United States Chamber of Commerce.


Schaffer, Robert W. was born on July 24, 1962 in Cincinnati. Son of Robert James and Florence Ann (Bednar) Schaffer.


Bachelor in Political Science, University Dayton, 1984. Doctorate (honorary), Colorado Technology University.


Republican caucus speechwriter Ohio General Assembly, 1984-1985. Legislation assistant State of Ohio, Columbus, 1985. Majority administrative assistant Colorado State Senate, Denver, 1985-1987, member, 1987-1996, United States Congress from 4th Colorado district, Washington, 1997—2003, member agriculture committee, education & workforce committee, resources committee.

Owner Northern Front Range Marketing & Distribution Inc., 1990—1994. Member Republican Policy Committee, Grand Old Party Theme Team, Ukraine Caucus, National Republican Hispanic Assembly. Human services committee member National Conference State Legislatures.

Chairman Judicial Confirmation Network, State Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, Senate Finance Committee. Vice-chairman Senate Education Committee, Colorado State Board Education. Commissioner Eighth Judicial District Nominating Commission, Colorado Advanced Technology Institute.


Member Mental Health Board Larimer County, 1986-1987. Member commission on human services National Conference State Legislatures. Campain co-chairman Arnold for Lieutenant Governor.

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, 1994. Member Junior Chamber of Commerce (Mover and Shaker award 1989), KC.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: backpacking, skiing, baseball, painting, reading.


Married Maureen Elizabeth Menke, February 8, 1986. Children: Jenniffer and Emily (twins), Justin, Sarah.

Robert James Schaffer

Florence Ann (Bednar) Schaffer

Maureen Elizabeth Menke

Jenniffer Schaffer

Emily Schaffer

Justin Schaffer

Sarah Schaffer

Mary Schaffer