The Quinn family, however, is not new to politics. Robert's great great grandfather Arthur A. Quinn was born in Philadelphia, PA, on May 13, 1866 and became a lawmaker and a labor leader in New Jersey. He was NJ State Assemblyman from 1913-1915 and NJ State Senator from 1929-1933. Arthur, a Democrat, was also a pioneer in the labor industry and established the local Carpenters and Joiners Union No. 65 in Perth Amboy (present day Local 254). During both his private and political career he advocated for labor rights & protections for women children.
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Robert was born in North Plainfield in 1976 and has three siblings. He is married to Luka Oichun Wong, a naturalized citizen from the island of Hong Kong. They have two children, Terrence and Natalie, who attend St. Matthias Elementary School in Franklin Township. Robert is a member of the Knights of Columbus, which serve the greater community of Franklin Township. He had the honor to hold the role of Grand Knight, overseeing their activities, funding, and outreach from 2015-2017. The Quinn household is very diverse beyond this with the family participating at both St Matthias Church and Rutgers Community Christian Church.
Like many people who are new to politics, it is the future that his children face that motivates him to run for office.
Among Arthur A. Quinn's other accomplishments during his storied career were State President of the New Jersey Federation of Labor(now AFL/CIO), Controller of the Customs of the Port of New York & New Jersey, as well as the President of the Union National Bank of Newark. The bank, which he founded, was one of the few in this region of the country to survive the Great Depression. This was based on Arthur's fiscal constraint and governance, which is sorely needed in our era.
These are big shoes to fill, but based upon Robert's background, he believes that he is in the best position to represent all of the working classes of New Jersey. It is important to elect leaders that understand the consequences of their votes on all our citizens and are representative of the people not special interests.
Robert has the experience in project management and business to define inefficiencies in our state budget and determine processes that can be streamlined. Just doing these two things would help make New Jersey's government more effective.
The Quinn family resided in Melville Long Island, NY from 1981-1987 where Robert attended St. Hugh of Lincoln Elementary school. Returning to New Jersey in 1988, the family settled in Middletown, NJ, where Robert's parent's Vicki and Bob presently reside. He attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and Mater Dei (Prep) High School graduating in 1994. During Robert's time in High School, his interest in computers flourished resulting in obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the W. Paul Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University in 1998.
Robert presently works as Global Operations Director at Sungard Availability Services and oversees its North East Production and Disaster Recovery facilities. In this role, he is directly responsible for Crisis Management and day-to-day Operations. He chairs the Global Operations Standardization Committee, which defines standards for the entire department. As a senior member of the leadership team Robert chairs, or is a member of, over 15 committees, inclusive of procedural, process, cost control, and R&D.
In 2015, Robert was an active participant in the State Wide Study Commission sessions that received input on Educational Standards in New Jersey. His involvement through the use of social media helped to define and correct testing abnormalities throughout the state. Robert has fought to encourage education policies that fosters the love of learning for every child in New Jersey. In 2016, he was appointed the NJ Chapter President for the US Parents Involved in Education, a nationally recognized coalition of parents pursuing the betterment of education for children.
Robert is also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, whose members trace to a direct ancestor that actively served in the War of Independence.