District 1 (Incumbent)
State Senator Donald Norcross has been a lifelong advocate for working men and women of New Jersey whose efforts have resulted in the creation of quality jobs for people across the South Jersey region. He has championed programs to expand and diversify the workforce through the recruitment and hiring of women and minorities, and has supported legislative initiatives that put our nation’s veterans to work. He is running for the congressional seat vacated by former U.S. Representative Rob Andrews.
Senator Norcross, who began his career in organized labor in 1979 and rose through the ranks of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has also been actively involved with United Way. Senator Norcross recognizes that while New Jersey is the richest state per capita many working families have been left behind. He strongly advocates for increasing the minimum wage, giving hundreds of thousands of residents the raise they deserve, and he is committed to making New Jersey affordable through the creation of public-private partnerships and other initiatives that stimulate economic development, revitalize neighborhoods, and rejuvenate business districts.
Senator Norcross and his wife live in the City of Camden. He is the father of three and grandfather of two.