Sen. Robert M. “Tommy” Tomlinson is serving his sixth term representing the 6th District in Bucks County. Previously, Tommy served 12 years on the Bensalem Township School Board as Vice President and President. He then proceeded to serve Bensalem in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 18th District. Tommy is also a funeral director, owner of Tomlinson Funeral Home, a family business established in Bensalem in 1945.
Sen. Tomlinson serves as Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, and a member of the Transportation, Education, Community, Economic and Recreational Development and Rules and Executive Nominations Committees.
Currently, Tommy serves on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Oversight Committee and is a member of the Council of Trustees at West Chester University.
Sen. Tomlinson is a 1964 graduate of Bensalem High School and attended the Bordentown Military Institute. He attended West Chester State College, receiving a Bachelors degree in 1970, and a degree in Mortuary Science from Miami Dade University in 1971.
Currently, he is a member of Bensalem Rotary; the Bensalem Business Association; the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce; the Bensalem Lions Club; the Bensalem Historical Society; Friends of Bolton Mansion; the Pennsbury Manor Society; Washington Crossing Foundation; Friends of the Silver Lake Nature Center; YWCA Advisory Council; West Chester University Football Hall of Fame; Sturzbecker Foundation Hall of Fame at West Chester University; Bensalem High School Hall of Fame; Bensalem High School Alumni Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association.