Frank Pallone Jr.

District 6 (Incumbent)

Frank Pallone, Jr. is serving his 13th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pallone's Central Jersey district covers most of Middlesex County, as well as the Bayshore and oceanfront areas of Monmouth County — an ethnically diverse area with a wide range of business and industry that are on the cutting edge of high technology research and development

Pallone's legislative accomplishments have been geared to the protection and restoration of environmental resources and making health care more affordable and accessible.

He is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over issues pertaining to energy, environment, health care, commerce and telecommunications, and the top Democrat on the Committee's Subcommittee on Health. Pallone is also a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, which has jurisdiction over fisheries, oceans and other coastal issues.

The son of a policeman, Pallone attended local public schools and earned an academic scholarship to Middlebury College, where he graduated cum laude. He received his master's degree in international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a law degree at Rutgers University. Pallone is married and has three children.

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