Rob Andrews is running for the U.S. Senate to give New Jersey's voters the choice of leadership they deserve in this historic year of change. Just like the millions of voters who have chosen to enter the political process this year, Rob Andrews believes it is time for new ideas to get us out of Iraq, fix our broken economy and make our country better.
The son and grandson of shipyard workers, Rob grew up in Bellmawr and was the first member of his family to attend college. After graduating law school, Rob returned to South Jersey where he served as an attorney and adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Law. He and his wife, Camille, live in Haddon Heights with their two teenage daughters.
In Congress, Rob has been a leading voice for fiscal restraint, education reform and strong national defense. He was praised by The Philadelphia Inquirer for being "properly focused on fixing the looming financial disaster in Washington" and described as "fiscally conservative" by The New York Times.
A member of the Education and Labor Committee throughout his tenure, Rob has authored legislation to make higher education more affordable for millions of students. He is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions (HELP) where he has overseen legislation on health insurance, pension and labor laws.
Congressman Andrews has also played a prime role in investigating the serious mistakes made in the Iraq war as a member of the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. Andrews is fully committed to bringing our troops home from Iraq's civil war.
A strong voice for New Jersey, Rob has been a leading voice for ethics reform at all levels of government and was instrumental in stopping a dangerous plan to dump VX nerve agent byproduct in the Delaware River. He has brought home federal funding to create and protect New Jersey jobs and secured millions to improve homeland security and support our veterans returning home from war.
Above all, Rob Andrews is a public servant known for his dedication to constituent service - meeting with over a thousand constituents a year since taking office. In fact, Rob does not keep an apartment in Washington D.C., preferring to commute by train each day to be closer to his family and constituents.