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Jon Runyan
Jon Runyan.jpg
U.S. House, New Jersey
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania (incomplete degree)
Date of birthNovember 27, 1973
Place of birthFlint, Michigan
ProfessionProfessional football player and sportscaster
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Jon Daniel Runyan (b. November 27, 1973) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey. Runyan was elected by voters from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district.


Runyan was born in Flint, Michigan. From 1992-1995, he studied kinesiology at the University of Michigan on a football scholarship, and later took classes in entrepreneurial management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.[1]


Runyan was drafted while in college by the Houston Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) in 1996 and helped the Titans reach the Super Bowl in 2000. Runyan then signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played as an offensive tackle, helping to lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl appearance in 2004. Jon retired from football at the end of the 2010 season.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Runyan serves on the following committees:[3]


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Jon Runyan voted with the Republican Party 92.2% of the time, which ranked 134th among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[4]



On November 2, 2010, Runyan was elected to the United States House. He defeated John H. Adler (D), Peter DeStefano (New Jersey Tea Party), Russ Conger (Libertarian), and Lawrence J. Donahue (Your Country Again).[5]

United States House, New Jersey General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank LoBiondo Incumbent 50% 110,215
     Democratic John H. Adler 47.3% 104,252
     New Jersey Tea Party Peter DeStefano 1.5% 3,284
     Libertarian Russ Conger 0.7% 1,445
     Your Country Again Lawrence J. Donahue 0.5% 1,113
Total Votes 220,309

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Runyan's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Runyan was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,523,453 and spent $1,518,073.[6]


Runyan currently resides in Mount Laurel Township with his wife Loretta and three children, Jon, Jr., Alyssa and Isabella.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Adler
U.S. House of Representatives - New Jersey District 3
Succeeded by