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Leonard Lance (R)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|Committees:||House Committee on Financial Services|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: Yes
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for NJ-07
|Confirmed:||David Larsen, Upendra Chivukula, Leonard Lance|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for NJ-07)|
Positions, record and controversies
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Jobs & the Economy
To create jobs and strengthen the economy, Lance says he will work to return fiscal responsibility, fight against tax increases, repeal Death tax and eliminate Alternative Minimum Tax. 
Gas Prices and Energy Independence
To lower gas prices and encourage energy independence, Lance supports increasing incentives for hybrid and hydrogen vehicles to foster conservation, encouraging usage of renewable energy, and increase American production while staying environmentally responsible. In the short term, Lance opposes adding to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until gas prices are stabilized. 
Lance says he will work for a balanced budget amendment, and to reform the earmark process to reduce spending. 
Lance says he opposes the legalization of marriage for same-sex couples.
Lance supports reforming the healthcare system so that people have access to good healthcare. He also wants to make prescription drugs more affordable. Lance also supports using stem cells for medical research. 
Lance was born June 25, 1952. He holds a B.A. from Lehigh University, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Leonard Lance has faced persistent rumors about his sexuality; suspicions about Lance being gay continue despite his opposition to gay rights. Lance was elected to the New Jersey State Senate in 2001 and re-elected in 2003 and 2007. From 2004 to 2008, he was the Minority Leader of the State Senate.
Lance received the Republican bid in the June 2008 primaries, which allows him to run against Linda Stender for the seat of retiring incumbent Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.)  Lance won in the general election, against Democratic candidate Linda Stender, for the seat of retiring incumbent Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.). 
Money in politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Verizon Communications||$ 27,200|
|Celgene Corp||$ 17,500|
|Merck & Co||$ 16,250|
|Public Service Enterprise Group||$ 13,628|
|Langer Transport Corp||$ 13,500|
|Ikaria Inc||$ 11,500|
|AT&T Inc||$ 11,300|
|Johnson & Johnson||$ 11,250|
|American Bankers Assn||$ 10,000|
|American College of Radiology||$ 10,000|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for Leonard Lance
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by organization/corporation:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by industry:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
- Revolving door profile for Leonard Lance from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Leonard Lance from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Leonard Lance from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Financial Services
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Lance will be assigned committees shortly.
More background data
|On the Web|
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:New Jersey and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Leonard Lance| Blueprint for a Better America
- ↑ Baldwin, Tom, "Same-sex unions in New Jersey legal, with limits" USA Today, April 5, 2007
- ↑ Gabriel H. Gluck,"Leonard Lance enters Congressional race in 7th District," The Star-Ledger (New Jersey), January 23, 2008
- ↑ Leonard Lance Official Campaign Web site
- ↑ Rachel Kapochunas,“Lautenberg Gets Incumbent Nod in New Jersey Primary”, “CQ Politics”, June 4, 2008
- ↑ Gabriel H. Gluck, "Why hotly contested race went to Lance: Primary showcased Stender's opponent," The Star-Ledger (New Jersey), November 6, 2008.
Semantic data ()
|From the Sunlight Foundation API|
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Leonard||Middle name:||Last name: Lance|
|Party: R||State: NJ||District:
07 District short: 7
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-5361||Fax: 202-225-9460||Website: http://lance.house.gov||Webform email: https://forms.house.gov/lance/contact-form.shtml|
|DC office: 133 Cannon House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: L000567||Votesmart ID: 4443||FEC ID: H6NJ12136||Govtrack ID: 412290|
|CRP ID: N00000898||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID:|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Leonard_Lance||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/CongressmanLance||Senate class:|
|Entered manually within the Template:Politician|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
New Jersey General Assembly, New Jersey State Senate
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: June 25, 1952
November 4, 2008