Leonard Lance visited in Annandale (New Jersey) to 1970, the North Hunterdon Regional High School. Then he studied until 1974 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem (Pennsylvania). After a subsequent law degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville (Tennessee ) and its made in 1977 admitted to the bar he began to work in this profession. In addition, he studied until 1982 at the Princeton University. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career.
Between 1991 and 2002, Lance was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly; 2002 to 2009 he was in the state Senate. There he directed between 2004 and 2008, the Republican faction. In 1996, he ran unsuccessfully for even the U.S. House of Representatives. In the congressional elections of 2008, Lance was then in the seventh constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Mike Ferguson on January 3, 2009. According to previously re-election in 2010, he may exercise his mandate in Congress today. Lance is a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce as well as in two of its subcommittees. In the social sphere, it is considered to be more conservative; but he is also committed to environmental protection and for example, was one of only eight Republican members who voted for the Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.
Leonard Lance is married and lives in Clinton privately in northwestern New Jersey.