“It’s time to strengthen our families, empower our communities and build a future where we all succeed.

Please join me.”

Meet Rob

Rob Menendez was born and raised in Hudson County. He is running for Congress to represent this diverse district and the common values we share in our communities – respect and tolerance, hard work, New Jersey common sense and the unshakable idea that everyone should have the opportunity and tools to succeed.

Strengthening families is at the core of Rob’s purpose for running because he understands the pressures and challenges families face in these difficult times. Rob is running to create solutions to those challenges to make today better and tomorrow a place where we can all thrive and reach our full potential.

The grandson of brave Cuban immigrants and proud, hardworking Union members, the son of a dedicated public school educator and a trailblazing political leader, Rob grew up valuing public service that drives positive change in our communities. He was raised to believe in the importance of giving back and taking care of our neighbors.

Today, Rob is raising his family in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty and continues to take to heart all she represents- the welcoming place where the American journey begins and the promise of an America that works for everyone. These ideals guide Rob and they guide this campaign.

Rob is counsel at the national law firm Lowenstein Sandler where he uses his legal training to help clients grow their businesses, advising on a wide breadth of legal and regulatory issues. Rob has leveraged this experience by serving as outside counsel to a wide range of companies -many of which are led by traditionally underrepresented founders and executives – enabling them to drive American innovation and bring sustainable growth to a new generation of entrepreneurs and the communities they represent. Rob has extensive pro bono experience, including a case to advance voting rights, a cause he will champion in Congress.

In addition to his legal practice, Rob serves as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and as a Trustee of The Hudson School in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Rob earned an undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School. He and his wife and young daughter live in the Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City.

Vote By Mail Information

For information about Vote-by-Mail (VBM), please visit the New Jersey Secretary of State’s website.

IMPORTANT: Unless you have previously registered to vote via VBM for all future elections, you will not receive a VBM ballot unless you register to do so by May 31st, 2022. To register for a VBM ballot, please fill out the application for your county, available on the Secretary of State’s website, and return to your county clerk.

You must return your VBM ballot, postmarked no later than 8:00 on Election Day, June 7th, 2022.

County Clerk Info:

Hudson County

E. Junior Maldonado
Address: Hudson County Plaza, 257 Cornelison Avenue, 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
201-369-3470 (FAX) 201-369-3478
Website: www.hudsoncountyclerk.org

Essex County

Christopher J. Durkin
Address: Hall of Records, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Room 247, Newark, NJ 07102
(For regular mail delivery use P.O. Box 690, Newark, NJ 07101-0690)
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm
973-621-4921 (FAX) 973-621-2527/2537
Website: www.essexclerk.com

Union County

Joanne Rajoppi
Address: 2 Broad Street, Room 113, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2299
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
908-527-4996/4997 (FAX) 908-558-2589
Website: ucnj.org/county-clerk/

Endorsements From Elected Officials and Civic Leaders
Governor Phil Murphy
U.S. Senator Cory Booker
Congressman Albio Sires
Senate President Nicholas Scutari
Mayor/ Senator Brian P. Stack
Mayor/ Senator Nicholas Sacco
Senator Joe Cryan
Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro
Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez
Assemblywoman Angelica McKnight
Assemblyman Pedro Mejia
Assemblyman Raj Mukherji
Assemblyman Will Sampson
Mayor Ras Baraka
Mayor Ravi Bhalla
Mayor Christian Bollwage
Mayor Jimmy Davis
Mayor James Fife
Mayor Steve Fulop
Mayor Mike Gonnelli
Mayor Dina Grilo
Mayor Gabe Rodriguez
Mayor Al Santos
Mayor Richard Turner
Mayor Wayne Zitt
Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise
Hudson County Democratic Chair, Amy DeGise (Councilwoman at Large)
County Commissioner Chair Anthony Vainieri
County Commissioner Chair Pro-Tem Jerry Walker
County Commissioner Vice Chair Anthony Romano
County Commissioner Yraida Aponte-Lipski
County Commissioner Fanny Cedeno
County Commissioner Al Cifelli
County Commissioner Ken Kopacz
County Commissioner Bill O’Dea
County Commissioner Caridad Rodriguez
County Register-elect Jeff Dublin
County Clerk Junior Maldonado
County Surrogate Tilo Rivas
Sheriff Frank Schillari
Democratic Municipal Chairman Tony Teixeira
Former Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti
Endorsements From Organized Labor
Communication Workers of America
International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 825
Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
Hudson County Central Labor Council
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, New Jersey Council 63
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 164
Hotel Trades Association
New Jersey Education Association
National Education Association
Service Workers International Union, 32BJ
Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association
Endorsements From Advocacy Organizations
Guarding Against Pandemics
Latino Victory