Senator Devlin Robinson was elected in November 2020 to serve residents of the 37th State Senatorial District, which includes parts of Allegheny and Washington counties in southwestern Pennsylvania.
His top priorities as state Senator include reducing crushing taxes and regulatory overreach that have stifled economic opportunity and holding the line on spending and taxes. He also is committed to full, fair and consistent funding for school districts and supports reforming Pennsylvania’s public pension system.
A native of southwestern Pennsylvania, Robinson was raised in the working-class Brookline neighborhood of Pittsburgh and attended Central Catholic High School. After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps – continuing a family tradition of military service dating back four generations.
Following the 9/11 attacks, Robinson requested assignment to the infantry, ensuring him a spot on the front lines. He served one combat tour in Afghanistan and two in Iraq, where as an infantryman in Nasiriyah (“ambush alley”) Devlin’s unit fought door-to-door to rescue Army POW Jessica Lynch. He also later served in Fallujah.
Upon his honorable discharge, Devlin returned home to Pittsburgh and founded his own company, Veterans Medical Technology. Under the GI Bill, Devlin earned a business degree from Robert Morris University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business.
A resident of Bridgeville PA, Robinson is active in several philanthropic groups – including the Semper Fi Odyssey, Bridgeville/South Fayette International Rotary, Knights of Columbus, Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Peters Township VFW, Bridgeville American Legion, Bethel Park Marine Corps League, and St. Barbara Catholic Church.
Robinson volunteers with numerous veterans’ organizations in and around the 37th District and is the PA State Commander for the Italian American War Veterans.