Council member Rob Newsom Jr. was born in San Francisco and grew up in San Mateo. Rob attended local schools (St. Matthew's Catholic, Borel Middle, & St. Ignatius College Prep.) and he is an Eagle Scout from San Mateo's Troop 42. Rob has lived in the Sunnybrae neighborhood of San Mateo for nearly 25 years.
Rob was elected to represent District 3 on the City Council in November of 2022. Prior to joining the Council, Rob served on San Mateo's Personnel Board and was the Vice President of the Sunnybrae Neighborhood Association. Rob studied Graphic Communications- Printing Management at Cal Poly SLO, and has worked most of his career in operations in the printing & transportation industries.
Outside of work, Rob enjoys hiking, biking, camping, and BBQ'ing- really anything to be outside, and of course spending time with his wife Jen and their daughters Maeve & Mara.