Senator Kane, a long-time resident of Watertown, was elected to represent the 32nd Senatorial District in a special election on January 15, 2008 and was re-elected in November 2008. In addition to Watertown, his district includes the communities of Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Middlebury, Oxford, Roxbury, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston and Woodbury. Senator Kane, who is serving his fourth term as a member of the Watertown Town Council, is a proud husband and father, a successful business owner, and an active member of the community. His priority as a State Senator is to advocate for the issues that are important to Connecticut, especially to the people living in the 32nd District.
His priorities include creating and retaining jobs by enacting pro-business and pro-worker legislation, such as expanding a new tax credit program to benefit all Connecticut businesses and providing the best possible education for our children and ensuring 32nd District schools receive a fair share of state education funding.
Rob is past chair of the Watertown Town Council and has served as chair of its Finance Subcommittee and founding chair of its Business Development Subcommittee. He is the founder and president of KarTele Cellular Phones in Waterbury. Presently he chairs the Wolcott Street/Lakewood Road Business Association, serves as president of the Professional Network Organization (Profnet) and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce since 1999.
He is a former board member of United Way, Waterbury Association of Retarded Citizens, and Regional Workforce Investment Board. Senator Kane is a past recipient of the Waterbury Regional Chamber Malcolm Baldridge Award for Volunteerism, and a past recipient of the Waterbury Regional Chamber Harold Webster Smith Small Business Award.
Rob is a graduate of Naugatuck Valley Community College (Mattatuck), Central Connecticut State University and is working toward an MBA from the University of New Haven. He and his wife, Dr. Marcy Kane, are the proud parents of Aidan and Deana.