Rob Zerban

Rob Zerban
Candidate For U.S. Representative District 1

Rob Zerban

Candidate Background


P.O. Box 2286
Kenosha, WI 53141-2286

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Candidate Biography

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Rob is an entrepreneur, job creator, innovator, and a pragmatist. He built two successful small businesses, employing almost 50 people. Rob made sure his staff was paid family-sustaining wages with excellent benefits, including the best healthcare. He understood that his employees helped his companies thrive, and never took for granted their hard work.

Rob was classically trained as a chef at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, the nation’s most prestigious college for the hospitality industry. He also studied business management, and after several years of direct service and managerial experience, he went on to create a corporate food service company and a catering business.

Rob Zerban didn’t start out with economic advantages. He was raised in poverty by a single mom who worked to keep a roof over their head. Growing up, he benefited from the nutrition program that turned into Women, Infants & Children (WIC), and the free milk program at school.

With the help of Pell Grants and Stafford Loans, both government programs, Rob was able to attend college.

Rob understands that he has succeeded in business, because government was there to help lift his family up when they needed it. And now he is committed to building a stronger America so future generations can continue to achieve and live the American Dream.

After selling his last business in 2008, Rob dedicated his life to public service. He volunteered to go door-to-door, educating the public about preserving the wonderful natural resource that is the Great Lakes.

Rob served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters because he wants to protect our natural resources for future generations. 

Rob was elected to and completed two terms as a Kenosha County Board Supervisor, gaining valuable experience in solving problems for the community, and now serves on the board of the Wisconsin Business Alliance, a statewide progressive business group that advocates for growing the economy from the middle out, not the top down.

Rob understands that we can grow the economy in a sustainable way, protect the environment, and strengthen the middle class.