Frank Pallone, Jr.

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Frank Pallone, Jr.
U.S. Representative – NJ-02
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Party Democratic
Assumed office

January 3, 1993

Preceded by Bernard J. Dwyer
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Born October 30, 1951
Spouse Sarah Hospodor
Religion Roman Catholic


Frank Pallone (born October, 30, 1951, Long Branch, NJ) a Representative from New Jersey representing the 6th congressional district, (NJ-06). Pallone was first elected to the House in 1988.

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Background

Pallone holds important leadership positions within the House Democratic Caucus. The New Jersey congressman plays a vital role in developing and implementing the Democratic Party’s message as the Communications Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee. In this capacity, Pallone coordinates the party’s message on the floor of the House of Representatives. Since 1995, Pallone has been a co-chairman of both the Democratic Task Force on Health Care Reform and the House Democratic Environmental Task Force, playing a major role in shaping the party’s agenda on these issues. [1]

Education

  • B.A., Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., 1973.
  • M.A., International Relations, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Mass., 1974.
  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, N.J., 1978.

Profession

  • Maritime Attorney, New York City, 1982-1984
  • Coastal Law Specialist, New Jersey Marine Advisory Service, 1980-1981
  • Assistant Professor, Sea Grant Extension, Cook College, Rutgers University, 1980-1981
  • Instructor, Monmouth University
  • Legal Counsel, Protective Services for the Elderly in Long Branch
  • Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University [2]

Political History

  • member, Long Branch, N.J., city council, 1982-1988
  • member of the New Jersey state senate, 1983-1988;
  • elected to the 100th Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative James J. Howard, but was not sworn in because Congress had adjourned.
  • elected at the same time to the One Hundred First Congress, and reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses (November 8, 1988-present). [3]

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