Member Roundtable Series with Rep. Donald Norcross
Join us for a light breakfast at Tortilla Coast for an off-the-record conversation with Congressman Donald Norcross.
On November 12, 2014, Donald Norcross was sworn into the 113th Congress to represent New Jersey’s First Congressional District, which includes 52 towns throughout Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington Counties.
Donald has long been active in local community service organizations, serving as chairman of the Camden County United Way, and a member of the Home Port Alliance, which was instrumental in bringing the Battleship New Jersey to Camden’s Waterfront. Donald also managed a non-profit organization that connected local families with community resources, built wheelchair ramps for seniors and disabled veterans, and offered job training for local residents.
As a graduate of both Camden County College and a skilled apprenticeship program, Donald fully understands the value of a quality, affordable education that connects young minds with rewarding careers. He played a key role in historic higher education reforms that established New Jersey as a research and medical education hub. He worked with Rowan and Rutgers Universities to form partnerships with our local county colleges to make earning a degree more affordable for local students. He also created pipelines for local employers to hire talent from vocational and technical schools, and has championed programs to expand and diversify the workforce through the recruitment and hiring of women and minorities.
Donald previously served in both the New Jersey General Assembly and State Senate where he developed a reputation as an effective, bipartisan reformer. Among his accomplishments, he led the charge to increase New Jersey’s minimum wage and championed a groundbreaking effort to improve our economy and bring new, family-sustaining jobs to the region. These efforts have led to the announcement and opening of new manufacturing, service, and retail businesses along Delaware River ports and throughout South Jersey.
In addition, he successfully fought to improve public safety and keep violent offenders out of our communities by overhauling New Jersey’s antiquated bail system. And thanks to his efforts on behalf of veterans, New Jersey’s colleges and universities now offer in-state tuition rates to all service members, and local governments are encouraged to partner with veteran-owned businesses and those that employ our nation’s finest.
Donald was selected to serve as Assistant Whip in the 114th Congress, and is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee, House Budget Committee, and was appointed by the members of his Caucus to the Steering & Policy Committee, and the Communications Committee.
For more information on Rep. Norcross, please visit his website.