Jeff Van Drew
Jeff Van Drew
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Jersey's 2nd district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Frank LoBiondo|
|Member of the New Jersey Senate|
from the 1st district
January 8, 2008 – December 31, 2018
|Preceded by||Nicholas Asselta|
|Succeeded by||Bob Andrzejczak|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly|
from the 1st district
January 8, 2002 – January 8, 2008
|Preceded by||John C. Gibson|
|Succeeded by||Matthew W. Milam|
|Member of the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders|
January 1, 2001 – January 8, 2002
|Preceded by||Mark Videtto|
|Succeeded by||Leonard C. Desiderio|
January 1, 1995 – January 1, 1998
|Preceded by||Gary Jessel|
|Succeeded by||Mark Videtto|
|Born||February 23, 1953|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Political party||Republican (2020–present)|
|Democratic (until 2020)|
|Spouse(s)||Ricarda Van Drew|
|Education||Rutgers University, New Brunswick (BS)|
Fairleigh Dickinson University (DMD)
Jefferson H. Van Drew (born February 23, 1953) is an American politician and dentist serving as the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 2nd congressional district since 2019. He was first elected to Congress as a Democrat in 2018, but became a Republican in 2020 due to his opposition to the first impeachment of Donald Trump.
Before being elected to Congress, Van Drew held several public offices, including fire commissioner, town committee member, mayor of Dennis Township, New Jersey, and Cape May County freeholder. He represented the 1st Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2002 to 2008, and represented the same district in the New Jersey Senate from 2008 to 2018.
Van Drew was the Democratic nominee in New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the 2018 election. He was elected with 52.9% of the vote to Republican nominee Seth Grossman's 45.2%. On December 19, 2019, Van Drew announced that he would join the Republican Party, and he officially did so on January 7, 2020. He was reelected in 2020, defeating Democratic nominee Amy Kennedy. Van Drew later supported efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Early life, education and career
Early political career
Van Drew served on the Dennis Township Committee in 1991, and as mayor from 1994 to 1995 and from 1997 to 2003. He served on the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1994 to 1997 and from 2000 to 2002. He was a Dennis Township Fire Commissioner from 1983 to 1986.
In 1994, as a Cape May County Freeholder, Van Drew made support for a local community college a major campaign issue. In 2002, ground was broken on the site of the future Atlantic Cape Community College campus in Cape May County.
Van Drew was a member of the Democratic Party while a local officeholder.
New Jersey Legislature
Van Drew represented the 1st Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2002 to 2008. He represented the same district in the New Jersey Senate from 2008 to 2018.[better source needed] He was a Democrat during this period.
On November 6, 2007, Van Drew was elected to the New Jersey Senate, defeating Republican incumbent Nicholas Asselta. In November 2011, Van Drew defeated Republican challenger David S. DeWeese, 24,557 votes to 20,857. He was reelected in 2013, defeating Upper Township Republican businesswoman Susan Adelizzi Schmidt by 20 points.
For the 2018–19 session, Van Drew served in the Senate on the Community and Urban Affairs Committee (as chair), the Military and Veterans' Affairs (as vice chair), the Joint Committee on Housing Affordability and the Intergovernmental Relations Commission. In 2008, he sponsored the Fair Market Drug Pricing Act to establish the "New Jersey Rx Card Program to reduce prescription drug prices."
U.S. House of Representatives
New Jersey's 2nd congressional district had been represented by Republican Frank LoBiondo since 1995, who served 11 terms before announcing his retirement on November 7, 2017. The district is the southernmost in New Jersey and the state's largest by area, encompassing rural farms from Salem County to the Jersey Shore and Atlantic City. President Barack Obama won the district in 2008 and 2012, and President Donald Trump won in 2016. Upon LoBiondo's retirement announcement, The Cook Political Report changed the district's rating in the 2018 midterms from "Safe Republican" to "Toss-Up".
On November 29, 2017, Van Drew announced he would run for the open seat, aiming "to bring economic opportunity and good jobs to South Jersey." Eight county chairs in the district endorsed him, as did New Jersey Democratic leader George Norcross. In February 2018, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee included Van Drew in its Red to Blue program, which provided resources and donors to candidates in districts that were targeted to be flipped from Republican to Democratic. In the June 5 primary, Van Drew faced William Cunningham, Tanzie Youngblood, and Nate Kleinman. Sean Thom dropped out ahead of the primary. As of May 16, Van Drew had raised $412,555 for his campaign. Van Drew won the primary with 55.4% of the vote. The same night, former Atlantic County Freeholder Seth Grossman won the Republican nomination.
After Van Drew's primary win, The Cook Political Report and Sabato's Crystal Ball changed the district's rating to "Likely Democratic". In the November 6 general election, Van Drew defeated Grossman, 52.9%-45.2%. His district was one of four New Jersey congressional districts to flip from Republican to Democratic in 2018.
In late November 2019, Van Drew vowed that he would remain a Democrat even though he opposed Trump's impeachment. In December 2019, it was reported that Van Drew was considering switching to the Republican Party for the 2020 elections. Following a private meeting between Van Drew and Trump, most of his senior aides resigned in protest. The planned conversion was met with praise and criticism by members of both parties. After reports that he was planning to switch parties, the Blue Dog Coalition, a caucus of fiscally conservative Democrats, dropped him from their ranks. The Cook Political Report changed the rating for the district from "Toss-up" to "Leans Republican" on December 16. On December 19, Van Drew announced that he would join the Republican Party.
Van Drew hired former Trump administration political director Bill Stepien as a campaign adviser. Van Drew officially switched his party affiliation on January 7, 2020. On January 28, Trump held a rally for Van Drew at the Wildwoods Convention Center, joined by Van Drew, State Senators Chris Brown and Mike Testa, and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
After the primary, Van Drew became the Republican nominee and faced Democratic nominee Amy Kennedy. In August 2020, the Cook Political Report rated the congressional race a "toss up". On August 27, Van Drew spoke at the 2020 Republican National Convention, discussing his discomfort in his relationship with his former Democratic colleagues in the House and why he supported Trump's reelection. Van Drew defeated Kennedy in the general election, 52% to 46%, or by about 20,000 votes.
Van Drew was the first Democrat to represent NJ-02 since 1995.
Van Drew said during his campaign that, if elected, he would not support Nancy Pelosi to be the next Speaker of the House. His first vote in Congress was "no" for Speaker which was recorded as "present" under the rules.
In October 2019, he announced that he would oppose the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. On October 31, 2019, he and Collin Peterson were the only Democrats to vote against the rules for an impeachment inquiry against Trump. He was also one of two Democrats to vote against both articles of impeachment on December 18, 2019, along with Peterson, although it had already been leaked before the vote that he was planning to switch parties.
Before switching parties, Van Drew voted in line with Democrats 89.7% of the time during his tenure in Congress.
On December 19, 2019, Van Drew publicly announced his decision to join the Republican Party, telling Trump that he had his "undying support." As a result, Trump endorsed him for reelection. Van Drew officially switched his party affiliation on January 7, 2020.
In December 2020, Van Drew was one of 126 Republican members of the House of Representatives to sign an amicus brief in support of Texas v. Pennsylvania, a lawsuit filed at the United States Supreme Court contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which Joe Biden defeated Trump. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case on the basis that Texas lacked standing under Article III of the Constitution to challenge the results of an election held by another state.
On January 6, 2021, Van Drew was one of 147 Republican lawmakers who objected to the certification of electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and forced an emergency recess of Congress.
On February 4, 2021, Van Drew voted against removing Marjorie Taylor Greene from her positions on the House Budget and the Education and Labor committees, amid criticism of her support for various far-right conspiracy theories, for the execution of prominent Democrats, and other comments perceived as hateful or bigoted.
- Committee on Homeland Security
- Committee on Education and Labor
In his run for State Senate in 2007, Van Drew remarked, "I’m proud to be a Democrat because to me it always represented working people, middle-class people and issues of compassion." He represented Republican-leaning Cape May County in the assembly, and accordingly took politically moderate positions. He was one of the most conservative Democrats in the state senate. As of January 2021, FiveThirtyEight, which tracks congressional votes, reports that Van Drew voted with Trump 27.5% of the time.[failed verification]
During his congressional primary campaign, Van Drew had a 100% rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA). In 2007 and 2008, he received $2,700 from the National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc., and in 2008, he received $1,000 from the NRA. In 2010, Van Drew sponsored legislation that would allow residents to carry a handgun after going through a background check, taking a firearms training course, passing a test, and paying a $500 fee. In 2013, he was the only Democrat to vote against a series of ten gun control bills after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Van Drew also voiced support for expanded background checks and the regulation for silencers. Despite his pro-gun stance, the gun-control group Moms Demand Action designated Van Drew a "Gun Sense Candidate".
In 2012, as state senator, Van Drew was one of two Democrats to vote against a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in New Jersey. During his 2013 reelection campaign, the nonprofit New Jersey Family First sent out flyers stating that Van Drew "supports traditional marriage and letting the people vote on the definition of marriage", while his Republican opponent Susan Adelizzi Schmidt was supported same-sex marriage. He is a member of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
Also in 2012, Van Drew was the only Democrat to vote against raising the state minimum wage above the federal minimum wage of $7.25. On his campaign website, he highlighted his support for fully funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program and protecting net neutrality. Van Drew also supported a state constitutional amendment requiring parental approval for abortions, which he later withdrew. As state senator, he also withdrew sponsorship of a bill to reinstate the death penalty in the state, which he previously favored.
Van Drew opposes offshore drilling on the Atlantic coast. In 2019, he joined Republican John Rutherford to introduce the Atlantic Coastal Economies Protection Act, which would prohibit seismic air gun testing in the Atlantic Ocean. Van Drew previously voted to withdraw from Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and supported the construction of a pipeline through the Pinelands.
As of 2019, Van Drew had a 0% rating from the National Right to Life Coalition, a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and 0% from Conservative Review. He has said he is pro-choice but opposes late-term abortions.
|Republican||Jeff Van Drew (incumbent)||195,526||51.9|
|Republican||Jeff Van Drew (incumbent)||45,226||82.4|
|Democratic||Jeff Van Drew||125,755||52.9%|
|Independent||Anthony Parisi Sanchez||964||0.4%|
|Independent||William R. Benfer||816||0.4%|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||Jeff Van Drew||15,654||55.4|
|Democratic||Tanzira "Tanzie" Youngblood||5,417||19.2|
|Democratic||Jeff Van Drew (incumbent)||35,464||64.8%|
|Independent||Anthony Parisi Sanchez||652||1.2%|
|Democratic||Jeff Van Drew (incumbent)||34,624||59.4%|
|Republican||Susan Adelizzi Schmidt||22,835||39.2%|
|Democratic||Jeff Van Drew (incumbent)||24,557||54.0|
|Republican||David S. DeWeese||20,857||45.9|
|Democratic||Jeff Van Drew||28,240||55.7|
|Republican||Nicholas Asselta (incumbent)||22,469||44.3|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
Van Drew and his wife, Ricarda, have two children. He is a resident of Dennis Township. Van Drew has served as president of the New Jersey Dental Society and a board expert of the New Jersey Board of Dentistry.
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As news spread of the New Jersey congressman’s apparent decision, most of the staff in his Washington office quit.
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- Michelle Brunetti (November 19, 2018). "Van Drew signs Dems letter opposing Nancy Pelosi for speaker". Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
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|New Jersey General Assembly|
John C. Gibson
| Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from the 1st district
Served alongside: Nicholas Asselta, John C. Gibson, Nelson Albano
Matthew W. Milam
|New Jersey Senate|
| Member of the New Jersey Senate
from the 1st district
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States representatives by seniority
|116th||Senate: B. Menendez • C. Booker||House: C. Smith • F. Pallone • B. Pascrell • A. Sires • D. Payne Jr. • D. Norcross • B. Watson Coleman • J. Gottheimer • A. Kim • T. Malinowski • M. Sherrill • J. Van Drew|
|117th||Senate: B. Menendez • C. Booker||House: C. Smith • F. Pallone • B. Pascrell • A. Sires • D. Payne Jr. • D. Norcross • B. Watson Coleman • J. Gottheimer • A. Kim • T. Malinowski • M. Sherrill • J. Van Drew|