Congressman Rob Andrews
On November 4th, 2008, Congressman Rob Andrews received more votes than anyone elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the history of the State of New Jersey. He received a total of 206,453 votes that year, surpassing the previous state record, which he also set. He won the seat again in 2010 with 63 percent of the vote. He has represented the residents of the First Congressional District of New Jersey, which includes parts of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington Counties, since he was first elected to Congress in 1990.
Working For Constituents
Congressman Andrews has a bright vision for South Jersey, which sits directly between our nation’s political and financial centers of Washington and New York. Every day, he fights for programs to bring new and permanent jobs to the district. He wants to upgrade the energy infrastructure, roads, and sewer capacities of South Jersey, as well as promoting solar and other alternative energy sources, so that the First District of New Jersey can be the working industrial hub of the East Coast.
Throughout his eleven terms in Congress, Rob has worked to create and retain good jobs in South Jersey. He facilitated the creation of high tech jobs in Camden through the Applied Communications and Information Networking (ACIN) project, and he coordinates with business heads throughout the district on an ongoing basis to build and expand smart, future-oriented growth. Recently, Rob secured millions of federal dollars to create an alternative energy program at Maguire Air Force Base, which will eventually create over 1,000 jobs.
While he works hard to help South Jersey businesses, Rob only supports government spending when it is sensible and useful for taxpayers. For instance, Rob recently secured $2.5 million to repair a sluicegate in Gloucester County, which will prevent a potentially catastrophic flood. However, he has continually fought to prevent wasting millions of taxpayer dollars to dredge the Delaware River, as the plan makes no economic sense and would negatively impact the local environment. Congressman Andrews wants to create jobs and build the economy of the future in South Jersey, not waste taxpayers’ money on backward projects. (more...)