|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|
|Born||Frank Alo LoBiondo
May 12, 1946
Bridgeton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jan LoBiondo (Divorced)
Tina Ercole (2004–present)
|Alma mater||Saint Joseph's University|
Frank Alo 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 has won every re-election bid with at least 59% of the vote even though he represents a district that is marginally Democratic on paper. Following reapportionment in 2012, however, his district voted for President Barack Obama, the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry this district since 1988, 54.1%.
LoBiondo is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on June 3, 2014. He will face Democrat William J. Hughes in the general election.
He has been endorsed by Gov. Chris Christie, the Laborers’ International Union of North America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council, and the New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police.
LoBiondo is a member of the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership. His record on several issues, particularly the environment, fits a moderate Republican. In 2005, 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. Americans for Democratic Action in 2005 placed him in a higher liberal quotient than most of the Republican representatives in those two states. In 2011, LoBiondo appeared in an It Gets Better Project video, part of a YouTube campaign reaching out to young gay teens who have been bullied.
- Campaign treasurer
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. LoBiondo’s campaign attorney called this "an abuse of the trust placed in him by the campaign." McCrosson was sentenced 30 months in prison.
On November 21, 2013, LoBiondo introduced Bill H.R. 3578; 113th Congress into the House. The bill would require that "any federal rules on testing of air traffic controllers for sleep disorders are issued under a formal rulemaking process."
In 2012, LoBiondo, along with Democratic congressman Frank Pallone, introduced legislation allowing states to legalize sports betting, then only allowed in four states, arguing it would strengthen Atlantic City as a venue for tourists’ dollars.
- 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%|
- "Gov. Chris Christie endorses Rep. Frank LoBiondo for re-election at news conference". New Jersey News 12. 1/6/14. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- "Laborers Give Early Endorsement to Frank LoBiondo". NJ Laborers. 10/28/13. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- "LoBiondo endorsed by trade union council". The Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- Degener, Richard (6/3/14). "LoBiondo to face Hughes in November for 2nd District seat in Congress". The Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- Urgo, Jacqueline (25 October 2010). "In New Jersey's 2d District, LoBiondo foe tries a new tack". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- Project Vote Smart
- Americans for Democratic Action (see pdf on 2005 voting records)
- Flock, Elizabeth (10/26/11). "New ‘It Gets Better’ video features three Republicans with record opposing gay rights". Washington Post. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- 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.
- "H.R. 3578 - Summary". United States Congress. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
- Kasperowicz, Pete (7 February 2014). "Next week: Undoing military pension cuts". The Hill. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- Sieroty, Chris (5/1/12). "Sports betting gets a push in New Jersey". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
- "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
- Frank LoBiondo at DMOZ
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district
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