|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd district
January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||William Hughes|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 1st district
January 12, 1988 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Guy Muziani|
|Succeeded by||Nicholas Asselta|
May 12, 1946 |
Bridgeton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jan LoBiondo (Divorced)
Tina Ercole (2004–present)
|Residence||Vineland, New Jersey (1985-2006)
Ventnor, New Jersey (2006-present)
|Alma mater||Saint Joseph's University|
Frank A. LoBiondo (born May 12, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 2nd congressional district, serving since 1995. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district is at the southern end of New Jersey, and by far the biggest Congressional District in the state. It includes all of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem Counties and parts of Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, and Ocean Counties.
Early life, education, and business career
Born in Bridgeton, New Jersey, LoBiondo attended Georgetown Preparatory School, and received a B.A. in Business Administration from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked for twenty-six years in a family-owned trucking company.
Early political career
LoBiondo served on the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1985 to 1987. In 1987, he was elected to NJ's 1st Legislative district in the lower chamber of the New Jersey General Assembly and served from 1988 to 1994. He won re-election in 1989, 1991, and 1993.
U.S. House of Representatives
In 1992, LoBiondo ran for the U.S. House of Representatives, but was defeated by incumbent Democrat William Hughes by a wide margin. When Hughes declined to run for re-election in 1994, LoBiondo ran again and was elected to the House. He was a member of the Republican "freshman class" elected in the 1994 midterm election and was part of Speaker Newt Gingrich's Contract with America. Since then, he won every re-election bid with at least 59% of the vote even though he represents a district that is marginally Democratic on paper; it hasn't supported a Republican for president since 1988.
He is a member of the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership. He has opposed federal funding for stem cell research and voted to limit abortion. He voted for the Flag Desecration Amendment, the Iraq War Resolution, banning gay adoption, banning gay marriage, and enforcement of anti-gay hate crime laws. He supported reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
LoBiondo's record on several issues, particularly the environment, fits a moderate Republican. In 2005 the National Journal ranked him as the most liberal Republican Representative in New Jersey and more liberal than most of New York's Republican Congressional representatives. The Americans for Democratic Action in 2005 did not go that far, but placed him in a higher liberal quotient than most of the Republican representatives in those two states.
- Campaign embezzlement
On March 4, 2011, Andrew J. McCrosson Jr., who served as treasurer of LoBiondo's congressional campaign committee from 1995 until August 2010, pleaded guilty in federal district court to charges of embezzling more than $458,000 from campaign accounts over a fifteen year period. The charges included one count of wire fraud and one count of and converting funds contributed to a federal candidate. McCrosson was sentenced 30 months in prison.
- Committee on Armed Services
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- Congressional Arts Caucus
|Year||Democrat||Votes||Pct||Republican||Votes||Pct||3rd Party||Party||Votes||Pct||3rd Party||Party||Votes||Pct||3rd Party||Party||Votes||Pct||3rd Party||Party||Votes||Pct|
|1992||William J. Hughes||132,465||56%||Frank A. LoBiondo||98,315||41%||Roger W. Bacon||Libertarian||2,575||1%||Joseph Ponczek||Anti-Tax||2,067||1%||Andrea Lippi||Freedom, Equality, Prosperity||1,605||1%|
|1994||Louis N. Magazzu||56,151||35%||Frank A. LoBiondo||102,566||65%|
|1996||Ruth Katz||83,890||38%||Frank A. LoBiondo||133,131||60%||David Rodger Headrick||Independent||1,439||1%||Judith Lee Azaren||Independent||1,174||1%||Andrea Lippi||Independent||1,084||<1%|
|1998||Derek Hunsberger||43,563||31%||Frank A. LoBiondo||93,248||66%||Glenn Campbell||Independent||2,955||2%||Mary A. Whittam||Independent||1,748||1%|
|2000||Edward G. Janosik||74,632||32%||Frank A. LoBiondo||155,187||66%||Robert Gabrielsky||Independent||3,252||1%||Constantino Rozzo||Independent||788||<1%|
|2002||Steven A. Farkas||47,735||28%||Frank A. LoBiondo||116,834||69%||Roger Merle||Green||1,739||1%||Michael J. Matthews, Jr.||Libertarian||1,720||1%||Costantino Rozzo||Socialist||771||<1%|
|2004||Timothy J. Robb||86,792||33%||Frank A. LoBiondo||172,779||65%||Willie Norwood||Jobs Equality Business||1,993||1%||Michael J. Matthews, Jr.||Libertarian||1,767||1%||Jose David Alcantara||Green||1,516||1%||Costantino Rozzo||Socialist Party USA||595||<1%|
|2006||Viola Thomas-Hughes||62,364||35%||Frank A. LoBiondo||109,040||62%||Robert E. Mullock||Preserve Green Space||1,993||2%||Lynn Merle||A New Direction||957||1%||Thomas Fanslau||We The People||587||<1%||Willie Norwood||Socialist Party USA||368||<1%|
|2008||David C. Kurkowski||110,990||39%||Frank A. LoBiondo||167,701||59%||Jason M. Grover||Green||1,763||1%||Peter Frank Boyce||Constitution||1,551||1%||Gary Stein||Rock the Boat||1,312||<1%||Costantino Rozzo||Socialist Party USA||648||<1%|
|2010||Gary Stein||51,690||31%||Frank A. LoBiondo||109,460||66%||Peter Frank Boyce||Constitution||4,120||2%||Mark Lovett||Independent||1,123||1%||Vitov Valdes-Munoz||American Labor Party||727||<1%|
- On the Issues — Frank LoBiondo
- Project Vote Smart
- Americans for Democratic Action (see pdf on 2005 voting records)
- Jason Grant (2011-03-04). "U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo's former campaign aide admits stealing $458K". New Jersey Star Ledger. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
- John Barna (2011-09-08). "Former LoBiondo campaign treasurer to spend 30 months in prison for embezzling $458,000". New Jersey On-Line. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
- "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
- Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo official U.S. House site
- Frank LoBiondo for Congress
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Biography at Ballotpedia
- Biography at NNDB
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile at GovTrack
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress
- Congressional profile at Roll Call
- Fact-checking at PolitiFact.com
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information (federal office) at OpenSecrets.org
- Financial investments (personal) at The Washington Post
- Issue positions and quotes at On the Issues
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
- Voting record at The Washington Post
- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district
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