U.S. Congressman Leonard Lance ( 7th District )

Congressman Lance was elected in November, 2008 to fill the seat formerly held by Mike Ferguson.
Leonard Lance was elected to the Senate in November 2001 and reelected in November 2003 and 2007. He currently serves as the Senate Budget Officer. He was a member of the General Assembly from February 1991 until entering the Senate.

Mr. Lance was born in 1952 and was raised in Hunterdon County, where he attended public schools. He holds a bachelor's degree from Lehigh University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; a law degree from Vanderbilt University; and a master's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University.

The Senator served as the law clerk to the Warren County Court in 1977 and 1978. He was assistant counsel for county and municipal matters to Governor Thomas H. Kean from 1983 to 1990.

Mr. Lance is married to Heidi A. Rohrbach. He is a trustee of the Newark Museum and of Centenary College in Hackettstown, and he is a member of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Senator Lance is the third generation of his family to serve in the Legislature, following his great-uncle, H. Kiefer Lance, and his father, Wesley L. Lance.

The Democratic majorities in Washington have deliberately engaged in gridlock. We need to bring about fundamental change.I have a proven record of leadership as a fiscal conservative who believes deeply that public office is a public trust.I have voted in the Legislature against massive borrowing without voter approval and successfully sued Jim McGreevey on this issue. I have fought my own party in Trenton when it has abandoned core conservative fiscal principles and I will do so again in Washington, if necessary.We must cut the size of the federal budget and restore integrity by reforming the scandalous earmark process. The tax cuts should be made permanent.Unlike the Democrats, who believe that government is the answer to most of our problems, we believe in lower taxes and respect for each person as an individual.

I ask for your support in this campaign for Congress.