LD1 - Sen. Jeff Van Drew, Asm. Sgt. Bob Andrzejczak, & Fmr. Sgt. Bruce Land

Jeff Van Drew
Jeff Van Drew has earned a reputation as a strong advocate for South Jersey communities, families, veterans, and seniors. His ability to work across the aisle has made him one of the most effective senators in Trenton, pushing for working class priorities and strong fiscal policy.

Jeff sponsored and pushed through groundbreaking legislation to ensure children with dyslexia receive the support they need to succeed in school. He has repeatedly stood up for veterans including fighting to bring a veterans hospital to South Jersey to make receiving care easier, providing support for the families of veterans struggling to pay funeral costs when their loved one passes away, and sponsoring a law that grants veterans’ groups the right to arrange a proper burials for unclaimed veteran remains.

As Senator, Jeff fought successfully to save the Vineland Developmental Center, bring a new southbound bridge over the Great Egg Harbor Bay on the Garden State Parkway, and he fulfilled a promise for three new overpasses on the Parkway, removing the only traffic lights on the highway. He also worked with Verizon to bring high-speed internet and cell-phone service to western Cumberland County.

Dr. Van Drew has a lifetime membership in the New Jersey Firemen’s Association. He is a dentist, former President of the Atlantic Cape May Dental Society, former board expert for the NJ Board of Dentistry, and Chairman of Peer Review for the NJ Dental Association.

He and his wife have two children and live in Dennis Township.
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Robert "Bob" Andrzejczak

Sgt. Bob Andrzejczak, a Cape May County native, was elected to the Assembly in 2013.

Prior to joining the Assembly, Bob joined the U.S. Army in 2005 and was deployed for the first time to Iraq in 2006. After Bob returned from his initial 15 month deployment, he was deployed to Iraq again in 2008 where, after two months on the ground, he was critically wounded. Bob’s injuries, sustained during an attack on his convoy, ultimately cost him his left leg. Bob was awarded the Bronze Star for his service during his first tour and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the line of duty during his second tour.

Bob, who ultimately retired as an Army Sergeant, also received two Army Achievement medals, an Army Good Conduct medal, a National Service of Defense medal, a Global War on Terror medal, an Iraq Campaign medal with a Campaign Star, an Army Service Ribbon, and a Combat Infantry Badge.

Today, Bob works tirelessly to advance our families’ priorities in Trenton. He has sponsored legislation that helps preserve our communities’ farmlands, ensure our school nutrition programs get the funding they need, and he works every day to promote policies that support our working families.

Bob lives in Middle Township with his wife and two young children.

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Robert “Bruce” Land
Bruce Land has served in the Assembly for the last two years where he has stood up for working families, veterans, and seniors.

Former U.S. Army Sergeant Robert “Bruce” Land is an American hero who has played a leading role in his community for decades. As a soldier in Vietnam, Bruce was the recipient of two Bronze Stars, one with Valor, and the Soldier’s Medal for bravery while his platoon came under attack on March 14, 1971.

Today, Bruce has worked to deliver sound fiscal policy that reduces the tax burden for our families, expand protections for the most vulnerable, and ensure our veterans receive the respect they deserve.

At his home in Vineland, Bruce has given back to the community through volunteer work. He has coached various youth sports team, is a mentor with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem County, an officer at the Vineland North Italy Club, a member of the Millville Thunderbolt Club, former member of the Vineland YMCA Men’s Club, and a member of the NJ Superior Officers Association.

Bruce is a retired captain from the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

He and his wife Bonnie live in Vineland. They have two sons and three grandchildren.

Additional links:
https://twitter.com/JeffVanDrew
https://twitter.com/AsmBruceLand
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