Commencement Speaker

jeff van drew

U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew

Dr. Van Drew was elected to Congress in November, 2018. He was sworn in on Jan. 3, 2019, and has been named to serve on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee. Van Drew also sits on the following Subcommittees, Biotech, Horticulture, and Research, Nutrition Oversight, and Department Operations, Commodity, Exchanges, Energy and Credit, General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, and Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.  He previously served four terms in the New Jersey State Senate and three terms in the state Assembly where he earned the role of Assistant Majority Leader.

A dentist and resident of Dennis Township in Cape May County, Dr. Van Drew earned a reputation as a strong advocate for South Jersey municipalities and residents, especially veterans, senior citizens and consumers. He has been honored with numerous awards for his advocacy.  He has also shown a willingness to work on a bipartisan basis.

One of his first acts in Congress was to introduce the “End Government Shutdowns Act” that would permanently prevent the federal government from shutting down.  In his first speech on the House floor he asked for support for legislation that would keep the Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration funded during the recent shutdown.


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