Congressman Frank LoBiondo
New Jersey’s Second District
U.S. House of Representatives
From a young boy in South Jersey, Frank LoBiondo would grow up admiring his father; a man who balanced the demands of running a business, holding elected office, active community involvement, membership in his church and providing for his family. As a young man, Frank would become a successful small businessman himself, working for 26 years at his family-owned and operated trucking company. He would be an active participant in numerous civic and charitable efforts, including the SPCA, the Cumberland County Guidance Center and the local YMCA. And, with the foundation of these accomplishments, he would be asked by local leaders and private citizens to continue his service by running for public office.
Starting with his successful election to the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1984, Frank has served South Jersey on the county, state and federal levels ever since. After three years on the Freeholders Board, he went on to being elected to the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the First Legislative District from 1988-1994. In November 1994, Frank won election to the U.S. House of Representative, serving constituents from New Jersey’s Second Congressional District to this day.
On Capitol Hill, Congressman LoBiondo is a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. He takes great pride in serving as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation, given its critical importance to South Jersey. He is also pleased to sit on the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit and the Subcommittee on Aviation - both of which have jurisdiction over critical issues that affect New Jersey’s growing and ever-changing transportation needs. A staunch advocate for strengthening our nation’s security, Congressman LoBiondo also serves on the House Armed Services Committee and is a champion for New Jersey’s bases and service personnel, especially on issues of military pay and benefits. And, appointed in the 112th Congress, Frank serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Known across the extensive district – roughly one-third geographically of the entire state - as a fierce supporter of veterans, Frank continues to work hard to expand access to community-based health care providers thus minimizing the need for South Jersey veterans to commute outside the state for VA-approved services. His unwavering efforts have resulted in establishing and expanding outpatient clinics in Cape May, Vineland and Northfield, additional medical services provided at the Veterans Memorial Home and a VA-handicap transport van for veterans needing extensive medical treatment.
Drawing from his childhood love of the outdoors, Frank has always maintained a strong commitment to protecting the environment. Throughout his time in public office, he has worked to protect fragile wildlife and wetlands areas and stood up for projects that will preserve and restore the New Jersey coastline. His work in Congress has won recognition from many environmental groups including the Audubon Society, the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club.
Reflecting on his background in business, Frank has been a strong voice for the private sector. He believes it is not the government, but private businesses which create jobs and grow the economy. He has also supported efforts to increase total transparency in the process of allocating taxpayer dollars. Additionally, showing that fiscal restraint begins with the individual, Frank returns the unused funds each year from his congressional office’s account to the U.S. Treasury. He has spent among the least any current member who has served since 1995.
Born on May 12, 1946, Frank went on to receive his B.A. in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia before returning home to Cumberland County. To this day, Frank’s family roots run deep in the community. A true South Jersey man from Rosenhayn, Frank currently lives in Atlantic County with his wife Tina and their two rescued Weimaraners – Lola and Luca.
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