TJ most recently served as an advisor to the Tom Wolf for Governor campaign and chairs the Insurance Committee for Wolf’s transition team. He has been a leader in Pennsylvania state government and politics since 1992 when he was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives at the age of 27. Rooney was overwhelmingly reelected to seven consecutive terms. During that time, he distinguished himself as a strong and effective leader, serving on numerous committees and eventually being named by The Patriot-News as “one of the most influential members of the legislature.” At the national level, Rooney was an integral member of the Gore 2000 campaign. During the 2014 primary, TJ chaired the McGinty for Governor Committee.