Meet The Congress: Tom MacArthur

Eric Schubert, Editor

As the first article of many regarding our local and state Representatives and Senators, I spoke with our local Congressman, New Jersey Representative Tom MacArthur, about his job and the role it plays for his constituents – us!

Prior to working in public service, Mr. MacArthur had a business career in the private sector spanning many years, where he crafted American jobs. After seeking a change, he served as a local mayor and councilman. During his time as mayor, he says he saw how much public service impacts a community and those who live in it. This, he says, was one of the main reasons he ran for Congress.

I asked Representative MacArthur via email to answer a few questions regarding his service as our local Congressman. Here are two specific questions I asked in which he describes his role and some of his actions:

Q: Do you feel that, so far, you have made a big impact?

A: “Yes, I feel like I have, but there is always work to be done. Since I first took office, I introduced legislation to help Hurricane Sandy victims, as well as help with actions around Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst. I also continually fight to make sure our veterans have the access to the health care that they deserve.”

Q: What is something you’d say to someone who wants to become a Congressman or Congresswoman?

A: “Public service is such an honor. I’m grateful everyday that the people of Burlington and Ocean counties have given me the privilege to represent them in Congress. One thing I would tell someone who wants to pursue a career in public service is that yes, it is a lot of work, but it is very rewarding.”

Special thanks to Representative MacArthur for taking the time to answer the questions for the Renegade Report. If you want to learn more out about him, make sure to check out to view his positions and such.

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