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Jeff Van Drew Sworn In As 1St Legislative District Senator

Senator Jeff Van Drew is sworn into the Senate by Senate President Richard J. Codey


TRENTON – Senator Jeff Van Drew was sworn into the Senate today, vowing to “hit the ground running,” as the New Jersey State Senate commenced its 213rd Session.

“I am honored to join this distinguished body today. I thank the people of the First Legislative District for bestowing this honor upon me,” said Senator Van Drew after he was sworn in.

Senator Van Drew said that he would “continue the work he started in the Assembly during his coming term in the Senate.”

“The State is in dire fiscal problems, and we can’t afford to wait to see if the situation will improve. We must be proactive in addressing the State’s financial problems while still looking to implement new programs and policies which will help all of New Jersey’s residents,” added Senator Van Drew.

Senator Van Drew previously served three terms in the General Assembly, representing the people of the First District since 2002. He has also served as the Mayor of Dennis Township and as a member of the Cape May County Board of Freeholders.

Senator Van Drew earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Farleigh Dickinson University. He is currently a dentist and lives with his wife and two children in Dennis Township.

The First Legislative District includes Avalon Borough, Buena Borough, Buena Vista Township, Cape May Township, Cape May Point Borough, Dennis Township, Lower Township, Maurice River Township, Middle Township, Millville City, North Wildwood City, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Somers Point City, Stone Harbor Township, Vineland City, West Cape May Borough, Wildwood City, Wildwood Crest Borough, Woodbine Borough.