The BIPAC Action Fund announced its endorsement of Jeff Van Drew for his election campaign to the U.S. House of Representatives in New Jersey's 2nd congressional district on October 17, 2018.
Dr. Jeff Van Drew, a state senator, is a small business owner in Atlantic County, where he has practiced dentistry for more than 35 years. He lives in Cape May County, where is a life member of the Ocean View Fire Company.
All eight Democratic county chairs within the district have pledged their support for Van Drew’s candidacy. The Second District is an expansive stretch of the southernmost region of the state, comprised of the state’s entire coast from Barnegat Light to the Cape May Point Lighthouse. It reaches to the Delaware Memorial Bridge and covers all of Atlantic, Cape May and Salem counties as well as parts of Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean counties. The district is home to much of the state's agricultural and fishing heritage, and a major focus of its tourism industry.
“My top priority in Congress will be to find ways to bring economic opportunities and good jobs to South Jersey,” said Van Drew. “Thousands of people in the district lost their jobs during Atlantic City’s downsizing, and the region is still feeling the ripple effects. I want to ensure that reforms to the nation’s tax structure, health insurance system and trade policies are beneficial to South Jersey families and business owners, which will require ongoing vigilance and attention to detail.”