About Leonard Lance
Congressman Leonard Lance currently represents New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District and is running for reelection on a platform of smaller government, less spending and real reform in Washington.
Called a, “leading low-tax, limited government conservative from New Jersey” by Americans for Tax Reform, Leonard Lance has consistently stood up for conservative Republican principles like defunding Obamacare, stopping President Obama’s lawless executive actions and promoting fiscal and personal responsibility.
Having been involved in running a small family law practice with his twin brother Jim, Leonard Lance understands first-hand the importance of eliminating red tape and regulations burdens on small businesses. He has been endorsed by leading business groups for championing policies that encourage economic growth, job creation and a less intrusive federal government.
As the only New Jersey Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Leonard Lance has voted to take full advantage of our Nation’s energy potential, supporting the Keystone Pipeline bill, ending the ban on oil exports and stopping the Obama Administration’s unprecedented regulatory attack on affordable and reliable electricity.
Leonard currently serves as co-chairman of the Republican Israel Caucus where he has been a staunch supporter of Israel and one of the leading opponents of the President’s dangerous nuclear deal with Iran.
Leonard was raised in Hunterdon County, where he attended public schools. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University; a law degree from Vanderbilt University; and a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University.
Prior to coming to Congress, Leonard served as a member of the New Jersey Legislature where he took on Govs. Whitman and McGreevey over borrowing without voter approval. He is the author of the 2008 Lance Amendment to the New Jersey Constitution that prohibits further state borrowing without voter approval.
Leonard is married to Heidi A. Rohrbach and they have a son, Peter Frank.