Bob Hollister Family


Educator, Leader, Public Servant, Husband, and Father

Robert (Bob) Hollister was born and raised in Lancaster County. Bob served as the Superintendent of the Eastern Lancaster County School District (ELANCO) for the past 13 years and the previous three years as the Assistant Superintendent. When he announced his retirement, he was the longest-serving school superintendent in all the 22 districts in the Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13.

After graduating from Lancaster Catholic High School and Millersville University, Bob began his career in education as an Industrial Arts/Technology Education teacher. He then served as an Assistant Principal, Principal, and Director of Pupil Services before joining the ELANCO team. His advanced degrees are from Villanova University and Lehigh University.

During his tenure as an educator, Bob served and volunteered his time and energy on multiple non-profit boards and the boards of numerous professional organizations. He is the recipient of the prestigious David A. Portlock Outstanding International Educator Award.

Bob's parents, Carolyn and Robert, spent their lives as Lancaster residents. Before her passing, Carolyn worked for West Hempfield Township on the Zoning Hearing Board and served as West Hempfield Township's Tax Collector. His father worked at AMP Inc. and owned a private sawmill business near Columbia, PA.


As a life-long public servant, Bob views running for Congress as a natural continuation of public service, which will use his knowledge, experience, and skills effectively to represent ALL citizens of Congressional District 11. 


Bob plans to take his reputation for transparency, fiscal stewardship, and compassion to Washington, DC, to benefit the citizens of Lancaster and York Counties.

Bob, and his wife Jennifer, are raising two daughters. The family, including their dog Hazel, resides in Lancaster.

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Bob helping his dad at the family sawmill.