Bio: A very corrupt politician with huge political and financial power; he has the influence to eliminate whomever he chooses. He beat his own wife to death with a baseball bat, leaving his fingerprints all over it, and blackmailed someone else into confessing. His son is Roark Junior. He hushed up Junior's crimes by threatening to kill John Hartigan's family if he did not confess to the murders Junior committed. The Senator is also the brother of Cardinal Roark.