Rob Andrews

Robert Ernest " Rob" Andrews ( * August 4, 1957 in Camden, New Jersey) is an American politician. From 1990 to 2014 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Rob Andrews visited in Runnemede, until 1975 Triton High School. Then he studied until 1979 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg ( Pennsylvania) political sciences. This was followed up in 1982 at a law degree from Cornell Law School in Ithaca (New York). Between 1986 and 1990, he was a freeholder of the county council in Camden County, which he chaired in 1988. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

Following the resignation of Mr James Florio, who had been elected governor of New Jersey, Andrews was at the due election for the first seat of New Jersey as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on November 6, 1990. Since he was confirmed in all subsequent elections, he could implement his mandate in Congress until his resignation on 18 February 2014. In this time the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, the Iraq war and the military mission in Afghanistan fell. In 2008, he unsuccessfully sought the nomination of his party for the elections to the U.S. Senate, which went to Frank Lautenberg again. Most recently he was a member of the Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Education and Labor, and in four sub-committees. He was one of 81 MEPs who voted in 2002 for the Iraq war. He resigned his seat on the grounds that he wanted to join a law firm in Philadelphia; However, at this time already ran tests of the Ethics Committee against him because he is said to have used campaign funds for private purposes.

Rob Andrews is married and the father of two daughters.