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Frank LoBiondo

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd district
Assumed office 
January 3, 1995
Preceded by Bill Hughes

Born May 12, 1946 (1946-05-12) (age 63)
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Tina LoBiondo
Residence Ventnor City, New Jersey
Alma mater St. Joseph's University
Occupation small business owner
Religion Roman Catholic

Frank A. LoBiondo (born May 12, 1946) is a trucking executive and American Republican Party politician, who has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing New Jersey's Second Congressional District (map). The Second Congressional 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 and Burlington Counties.

Born in Bridgeton, New Jersey, he attended Georgetown Preparatory School, and then he 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.

LoBiondo served on the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1985 to 1987 and was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly (the lower chamber of the New Jersey Legislature) from 1988 to 1994. In 1992, he ran for the House but was defeated by William Hughes in a closer race than would be expected for a challenger against a popular incumbent. When Hughes declined to run for reelection in 1994, LoBiondo ran again and was elected to the House. He is a member of the Armed Services Committee and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. LoBiondo is a member of the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership.


Political philosophy

LoBiondo is viewed as conservative when compared to other members of the Republican Main Street Partnership. He has opposed federal funding for stem cell research and voted to limit abortion. He has voted for the Flag Desecration Amendment, the Iraq War Resolution, banning gay adoption, banning gay marriage and banning affirmative action. The National Rifle Association has given him an "A" rating, and the ACLU has given him a 13% percent rating because of his strong stance against illegal drugs, support for the death penalty and other conservative positions.[1]

That stated, his record on several issues, particularly the environment, fits as 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.[2] 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.[3]

LoBiondo 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.

Committee assignments

2006 re-election

LoBiondo ran for re-election in 2006 for a seventh term to begin in January 2007, breaking his term limits pledge in 1994 to only run for six terms.[4] His Democratic opponent was Viola Thomas-Hughes, an employee of the New Jersey Department of Corrections and a Committeewoman for Fairfield Township in Cumberland County.[5] LoBiondo won with 62% of the vote to 35% for Thomas-Hughes.

Electoral history

New Jersey's 2nd congressional district: Results 1992–2006[6][7][8]
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%


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William J. Hughes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by

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