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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===

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Frank LoBiondo
Frank LoBiondo.jpg
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1995-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBill Hughes (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,764,242
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey General Assembly
1988-1995
Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders
1985-1988
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Joseph’s University
Personal
BirthdayMay 12, 1946
Place of birthBridgeton, New Jersey
ProfessionSmall businessman
Net worth$336,505
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Frank A. LoBiondo (b. May 12, 1946) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey. LoBiondo was elected by voters from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district. He ran for re-election in 2012 against Cassandra Shober (D), John Ordille (L), David Bowen Sr. (I), Charles Lukens (I) and Frank Faralli Jr. (I), and won.[1]

Prior to serving in the U.S. House, LoBiondo served in the New Jersey State Assembly from 1988-1994.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, LoBiondo is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

LoBiondo was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey. He graduated with a B.A. from St. Joseph’s University in 1968.[3] After earning his undergraduate degree in business administration, LoBiondo joined his family's trucking company before entering public office.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of LoBiondo's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

LoBiondo serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

LoBiondo served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Earmarks

A Washington Post investigation in February 2012 revealed that 33 members of Congress helped direct more than $300 million in earmarks to public projects in close proximity to commercial and residential real estate owned by the lawmakers or their family members.[7] According to the report, LoBiondo has helped secure $4.68 million for beach monitoring and nourishment along the shores of Ventnor City, N.J., where he and his wife own a home about 850 feet from the beach.[8]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" LoBiondo voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[9]

Elections

2012

See also: New Jersey's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

LoBiondo ran for re-election in 2012.[10] He defeated Michael Assad in the June 5 Republican primary and will face Independent David Bowen Sr. and Democrat Cassandra Shober in the general election.[11]

LoBiondo was not expected to lose.[12][13]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Cassandra Shober 40.3% 116,462
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank LoBiondo Incumbent 57.7% 166,677
     Libertarian John Ordille 0.9% 2,699
     Independent David Bowen Sr. 0.3% 1,010
     Independent Charles Lukens 0.5% 1,329
     Independent Frank Faralli Jr. 0.3% 892
Total Votes 289,069
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank LoBiondo Incumbent 87.6% 20,551
Michael Assad 12.4% 2,914
Total Votes 23,465

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for LoBiondo is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, LoBiondo raised a total of $8,764,242 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 19, 2013.[23]

Frank LoBiondo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (New Jersey, District 2) Won $1,566,499
2010 US House (New Jersey, District 2) Won $1,253,306
2008 US House (New Jersey, District 2) Won $1,365,485
2006 US House (New Jersey, District 2) Won $1,549,238
2004 US House (New Jersey, District 2) Won $1,292,841
2002 US House (New Jersey, District 2) Won $923,311
2000 US House (New Jersey, District 2) Won $813,562
Grand Total Raised $8,764,242

2012

Breakdown of the source of LoBiondo's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

LoBiondo won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, LoBiondo's campaign committee raised a total of $1,566,500 and spent $1,336,918.[24]

2010

Breakdown of the source of LoBiondo's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
LoBiondo was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,253,306 and spent $1,430,664.[25]
U.S. House, New Jersey, 2010 - Frank LoBiondo Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,253,306
Total Spent $1,430,664
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Frank LoBiondo's campaign committee
Public Service Enterprise Group$19,250
Marine Engineers Beneficial Assn$15,000
American Maritime Officers$12,500
Honeywell International$12,000
L-3 Communications$11,500
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Transportation Unions$110,250
Building Trade Unions$65,000
Sea Transport$53,450
Health Professionals$42,800
Construction Services$38,700

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, LoBiondo is a "centrist Republican," as of June 19, 2013.[26]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, LoBiondo missed 26 of 12,401 roll call votes from January 1995 to April 2013. This amounts to .2%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[27]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. LoBiondo paid his congressional staff a total of $1,059,062 in 2011. Overall, New Jersey ranks 42nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[28]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, LoBiondo's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $51,012 to $621,999. That averages to $336,505, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 55.64% from 2010.[29]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, LoBiondo's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $386,806 to $1,217,793. Averaging to a net worth of $802,299.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[30]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. LoBiondo ranked 190th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House. He is one of 12 republicans who scored higher on the liberal ranking than they did on the conservative one.[31]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. LoBiondo ranked 225th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[32]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Frank LoBiondo has voted with the Republican Party 88% of the time, which ranked 226th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[33]

Recent news

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Personal

LoBiondo currently resides in Atlantic County with his wife Tina and their two rescued Weimaraners, Lola and Luca.[34]

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Project VoteSmart "LoBiondo," Accessed June 19, 2013
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "LoBIONDO, Frank A., (1946 - )"
  4. Congressman Frank LoBiondo, Proudly Serving New Jersey's 2nd District "Biography"
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Congressman Frank LoBiondo, Representing New Jersey's 2nd District "Committee"
  7. Washington Post "Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties," February 6, 2012
  8. Washington Post "Mapping the earmarks," February 6, 2012
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. The Press of Atlantic City "Absecon man announces challenge of LoBiondo for New Jersey House seat," November 14, 2011
  11. WYNC "Live! NJ Election Results," June 5, 2012
  12. New Jersey Spotlight "U.S. Congressional Race: District 2," May 23, 2012
  13. New Jersey Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Frank LoBiondo," Accessed April 19, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Frank LoBiondo 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Frank LoBiondo 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 26, 2011
  26. Gov Track "Frank LoBiondo," Accessed June 19, 2013
  27. GovTrack, "LoBiondo," Accessed April 10, 2013
  28. LegiStorm, "Frank LoBiondo," Accessed October 8, 2012
  29. OpenSecrets.org "Frank A. LoBiondo (R-NJ), 2011," accessed February 14, 2013
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
  31. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013
  32. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  33. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  34. Congressman Frank LoBiondo, Proudly Serving New Jersey's 2nd District "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Hughes
U.S. House of Representatives - New Jersey District 2
1995-Present
Succeeded by
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New Jersey General Assembly - District 1
1988-1994
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Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders
1985-1988
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