SENATOR JEFF VAN DREW
- 211 SOUTH MAIN STREET
SCHOOLHOUSE OFFICE PARK
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ 08210
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- 219 N HIGH STREET
MILLVILLE, NJ 08332
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- EMAIL: SENVANDREW@NJLEG.ORG
- ALLISON MURPHY, CHIEF OF STAFF
1st Legislative District
Senator Van Drew graduated from Cook College, Rutgers University and received his professional degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s dental school. He served his dental residency at the Lyons and East Orange Veterans Hospital. He is a former president of the Dental Society, a board expert for the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry and a fellow with the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Van Drew was elected to the Senate in 2007 and re-elected three times. He previously served three terms in the Assembly, from 2002 to 2008. He was elected to the Dennis Township Committee in 1991, and served numerous terms as mayor. He was elected to the Cape May County Freeholder Board in 1994, and served until his election to the Assembly.
The Senator sponsored a law that allows veterans’ groups to properly bury unclaimed veteran remains as well as legislation to provide burial cost assistance to low-income families of deceased veterans. His measure requiring school districts to screen students at an early age for dyslexia and other reading disabilities was signed into law in January 2014.
Dr. Van Drew is a life member of the New Jersey Firemen’s Association, and a master mason of Cannon Masonic Lodge. He was born Feb. 23, 1953.