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Rob Andrews
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U.S. House, New Jersey, District 1
Incumbent
In office
November 6, 1990-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 24
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJim Florio (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,853,373
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
1986-1990
Education
Bachelor'sBucknell University
J.D.Cornell University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 4, 1957
Place of birthCamden, New Jersey
ProfessionLegal professor
Net worth$749,004
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
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 analysis of multiple outside rankings, Andrews is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

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.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Bonner's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1986-1990: Camden County chosen freeholder (county legislator)
  • 1988-1990: Camden County freeholder director
  • Attorney and Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University School of Law

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Andrews serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Andrews served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

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.[6][7]

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.[8]

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]

On March 19, 2013, the House Ethics Committee advanced the investigation by appointing an investigative panel to further examine the allegations. Such a panel has the power to compel testimony through subpoenas, and is charged with thoroughly investigating the legislator in question before the House Ethics Committee decides whether to dismiss the case, or to punish any non-compliance that may be found.[9]The chairman of the Andrews investigative subcommittee is Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) with Del. Pedro Pierluisi (D-Puerto Rico) serving as its ranking member.[10] 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.[11]

Elections

2012

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

Andrews ran for re-election in 2012.[12] He defeated Francis Tenaglio in the Democratic primary and faced Republican Greg Horton in the November general election.[13][14]

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

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Andrews is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Andrews raised a total of $11,558,765 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.[25]

Rob Andrews's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $1,510,757
2010 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $1,455,172
2008 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $3,629,256
2006 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $2,218,353
2004 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $1,039,835
2002 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $821,172
2000 US House (New Jersey, District 1) Won $884,220
Grand Total Raised $11,558,765

2012

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.[26]

2010

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.[27]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Andrews is a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of June 19, 2013.[28]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Andrews missed 836 of 14,455 roll call votes from January 1991 to April 2013. This amounts to 5.8%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[29]

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.[30]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Andrews was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Andrews's staff was given an apparent $14,629.66 in bonus money.[31]

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, 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.[32]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - 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.[33]

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. Andrews ranked 118th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[34]

2011

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.[35]

Percentage voting with party

2013

Rob Andrews voted with the Democratic Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 25th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[36]

Personal

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.[37]

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "ANDREWS, Robert Ernest, (1957 - )"
  3. 1st District of New Jersey, Congressman Robert E. Andrews "Biography"
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. 1st District of New Jersey, Congressman Robert E. Andrews "Committee Assignments"
  6. New Jersey Star-Ledger "U.S. congressman under fire for campaign expenses turns to high-powered law firm," April 17, 2012
  7. CBS Philly "Rep. Andrews Says He’ll Open Books For Election Spending Probe," December 5, 2011
  8. The Washington Post, "Report offers new details in campaign fund ethics probe of Rep. Rob Andrews," August 31, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 NYTimes.com House Ethics Panel Finds Cause to Investigate 2 Lawmakers March 20, 2013
  10. Thehill.com Ethics Committee investigating Dem leader, Alaskan Republican March 20, 2013
  11. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  12. phillyBurbs "New congressional map favors Runyan," December 24, 2011
  13. WYNC "Live! NJ Election Results," June 5, 2012
  14. New Jersey Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," 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. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Rob Andrews," Accessed April 18, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Rob Andrews 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
  27. Open Secrets "Rob Andrews 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 26, 2011
  28. Gov Track "Rob Andrews," Accessed June 19, 2013
  29. GovTrack, "Andrews," Accessed April 10, 2013
  30. LegiStorm, "Robert E. Andrews," Accessed October 8, 2012
  31. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  32. OpenSecrets.org "Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ), 2011," accessed February 14, 2013
  33. OpenSecrets.org, "Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012
  34. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013
  35. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  36. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  37. 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
1990-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
1986-1990
Succeeded by
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