Rob Andrews

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Rob Andrews
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U.S. House, New Jersey, District 1
In office
November 6, 1990-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 25
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Bachelor'sBucknell University
J.D.Cornell University
Date of birthAugust 4, 1957
Place of birthCamden, New Jersey
ProfessionLegal professor
Net worth$749,004
Office website
Campaign website
Robert Ernest "Rob" Andrews (b. August 4, 1957) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey. Andrews was elected by voters from New Jersey's 1st congressional district. Andrews ran for re-election in 2012 and won.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Andrews is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[2]


Andrews was born in Camden, New Jersey. He graduated with a B.S. from Bucknell University in 1975, and earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1979.[3]


After earning his law degree, Andrews was an attorney and an adjunct professor at the Rutgers University School of Law. He also served as Camden County chosen freeholder (county legislator) from 1986-1990, serving as the freeholder director from 1988-1990. He was elected by special election to the One Hundred First Congress, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative James Florio.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Andrews serves on the following committees:[5]


Andrews served on the following committees:[6]


Campaign finance investigation

In 2012, Andrews is facing an FEC investigation of his use of campaign funds, some of which he spent on seemingly non-campaign-related travel and a speeding ticket, among other things.[7][8]

According to the congressional ethics office, Andrews may have violated federal law by using campaign funds to pay for personal trips to Scotland and Los Angeles and by using a graduation party for his daughter to raise money for his campaign.[9]

The report stated that Andrews, "refused to provide requested documents" and released credit card statements "after making significant redactions." Andrews denied charges, stating that "the record will show that I have followed all rules and met all standards of the House."[9]

However, no conclusion has yet been reached on the matter.[9]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Andrews 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 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[10]



See also: New Jersey's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Andrews ran for re-election in 2012.[11] He defeated Francis Tenaglio in the Democratic primary and faced Republican Greg Horton in the November general election.[12][13]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Andrews Incumbent 68.2% 210,470
     Republican Greg Horton 30% 92,459
     Green John William Reitter 1.4% 4,413
     Independent Margaret Chapman 0.4% 1,177
Total Votes 308,519
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
New Jersey's 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Andrews Incumbent 88.4% 21,318
Francis Tenaglio 11.6% 2,797
Total Votes 24,115


On November 2, 2010, Andrews was re-elected to the United States House for an eleventh term. He defeated Dale Glading (R), Mark Heacock (Green), Margaret M. Chapman (Time for Change), and Nicky I. Petrutz (Defend American Constitution).[14]

United States House, New Jersey General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Andrews Incumbent 63.2% 106,334
     Republican Dale Glading 34.8% 58,562
     Green Mark Heacock 0.9% 1,593
     Time for Change Margaret M. Chapman 0.7% 1,257
     Defend American Constitution Nicky I. Petrutz 0.3% 521
Total Votes 168,267

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Andrews campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Andrews won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Andrews' campaign committee raised a total of $1,510,757 and spent $1,449,947.[15]


Breakdown of the source of Andrews' campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Andrews was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,455,172 and spent $1,293,841.[16]


Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Andrews paid his congressional staff a total of $816,097 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.[17]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, Andrews' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $432,009 to $1,065,999. That averages to $749,004, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.[18]


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, Andrews' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $299,010 to $795,999. Averaging to a net worth of $547,504.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[19]

National Journal vote ratings


See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Andrews ranked 120th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[20]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Rob Andrews voted with the Democratic Party 93.1% of the time, which ranked 76th among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[21]


Andrews is 51 years old and is married to Camille Spinello Andrews, Associate Dean of Enrollment and Projects at Rutgers School of Law in Camden and Managing Director at Context Capital Partners. The Andrews have two daughters, Jackie and Josie. The Andrews family lives in Haddon Heights. Rob does not keep an apartment in Washington, D.C. but instead commutes each day by train.[22]

External links


  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. Gov Track "Andrews" Accessed May 24, 2012
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "ANDREWS, Robert Ernest, (1957 - )"
  4. 1st District of New Jersey, Congressman Robert E. Andrews "Biography"
  5., "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. 1st District of New Jersey, Congressman Robert E. Andrews "Committee Assignments"
  7. New Jersey Star-Ledger "U.S. congressman under fire for campaign expenses turns to high-powered law firm," April 17, 2012
  8. CBS Philly "Rep. Andrews Says He’ll Open Books For Election Spending Probe," December 5, 2011
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 The Washington Post, "Report offers new details in campaign fund ethics probe of Rep. Rob Andrews," August 31, 2012
  10. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  11. phillyBurbs "New congressional map favors Runyan," December 24, 2011
  12. WYNC "Live! NJ Election Results," June 5, 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"
  15. Open Secrets "Rob Andrews 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
  16. Open Secrets "Rob Andrews 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 26, 2011
  17. LegiStorm, "Robert E. Andrews," Accessed October 8, 2012
  18. "Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ), 2011," accessed February 14, 2013
  19., "Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
  20. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  21. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  22. 1st District of New Jersey, Congressman Robert E. Andrews "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Florio
U.S. House of Representatives - New Jersey District 1
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Succeeded by