Congressman Frank Lobiondo

Congressman Frank LobiondoA boy named Frank LoBiondo grew up in constant admiration of his father; a man who knew the balance between the demands of operating a successful business, serving as an elected public servant, being active in his community, and providing for his family. As a young man Frank loved the time he spent on his grandparents farm helping where needed. Frank became a successful small businessman, working at the family trucking company for 26 years. Frank also became an active participant in numerous civic and charitable pursuits, including the SPCA, the Cumberland County Guidance Center, and the local YMCA. Frank’s achievements in the community eventually led to his nomination by local leaders and private citizens to further serve the community through public office.

Frank has served South Jersey on the county, state, and federal levels since his first successful election to the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1984. Following his three-year service as a Freeholder, he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly where he represented the First Legislative District from 1988-1994. In November 1994, Frank became the representative of the Second Congressional District in the House of Representatives where he serves South Jersey to this day. On Capitol Hill, Congressman LoBiondo is a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Frank also serves as the Chairman on the Subcommittee for Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. He is also on the Aviation as well as Highways and Transit subcommittees, which have jurisdiction over critical issues that affect New Jersey’s growing transportation needs.

Congressman LoBiondo is a staunch advocate for strengthening our nation’s security while ensuring a future for New Jersey’s military bases and service personnel with noted attention to issues of military pay and benefits. Frank has championed this cause with his service on the House Armed Services Committee. Frank also serves on the Air & Land Forces Subcommittee, Readiness Subcommittee, and Terrorism, Unconventional Threats & Capabilities Subcommittee. In 2010, House Speaker John Boehner appointed Congressman LoBiondo to the House Intelligence Committee. The members of the House Intelligence Committee are charged with one of the most significant responsibilities of Congress – keeping the American people safe by ensuring our nation’s intelligence community has the resources and authorities it needs to succeed and conducting effective oversight of the Administration.

In Washington, Frank LoBiondo is known as a fierce supporter of veterans, and he continues to work hard to expand access to community-based health care providers which minimizes the need for South Jersey veterans to commute outside the state for VA-approved services. Frank has always maintained a strong commitment to protecting the environment, a result of a childhood devotion to the outdoors. During his time in public office, he has striven to protect fragile wildlife and wetlands, and has stood up for projects that endeavor to preserve and restore the New Jersey coastline. Congressman LoBiondo has won recognition for his environmental work from the Audubon Society, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club. Frank has been a strong voice for the private business sector having once owned and operated his own small business. He believes government intervention is not responsible for the creation of jobs and economic growth, but the hard work and success of private businesses.

Frank was born on May 12, 1946 in Rosenhayn, Cumberland County. He went on to receive his B.A. in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia before returning to his home in Cumberland County. Frank currently resides in Atlantic County with his wife Tina and their two rescued Weimaraners, Lola and Luca. The Second Congressional District of New Jersey includes all of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties and parts of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties.

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