[[Image:Rick Santorum.jpg|right|thumb|Rick Santorum]]
'''Richard John "Rick" Santorum''' (Winchester, Virginia, May 10, 1958) is an American conservative lawyer and politician. He is member of the Republican Party. Santorum served as [[United States]] [[Senator]] from [[Pennsylvania]] from January, 1995 through January, 2007. During that time, Santorum was known for his [[conservative]] political views. Santorum is currently an excellent (hopefully soon to be endorsed by the influential encyclopedia Conservapedia) candidate for the [[Presidential Election 2012|2012 Presidential Election]].
In 2000, he was elected by his peers to the position of Senate Republican Conference Chairman.