MAYS LANDING — U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo worked his way up in seniority during 24 years in the House of Representatives, chairing subcommittees like CIA under the House Intelligence Committee and traveling the world visiting CIA outposts.
When he leaves office Jan. 3, all that experience won’t go to waste.
“I’m not ready to retire,” said the 72-year-old who has kept fit by, among other things, playing basketball at 5:30 a.m. with members of the Coast Guard in Washington, D.C.
He decided not to run for re-election but hopes to get a job in which he can continue to work on military issues, aviation or national security, he said.
Under ethics rules, he must not start serious job negotiations until after Jan. 3, when he is officially out of office.
“It’s probably a good rule, but nerve-wracking,” LoBiondo said. “For the first time in my life, I don’t know what I’m going to be doing.”
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Frank LoBiondo Incumbent U.S Congressman 2nd District,spends election night with supporters at Republican HDQRTS,Vineland's North Italy Club as results come in.-TueNov7/06. Press Archives
Congressman Frank LoBiondo and Cumberland County Freeholder Director Carl Kirstein survey the damage to homes during a tour of the storm damage in Fortescue. Photo/Dave Griffin
Sonny McCullough is congratulated by Congressman Frank LoBiondo, right, after winning the Atlantic County Republican Party's election for New Jersey State Senator over Frank Blee, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, held at the Linwood Country Club. The position was vacated by party boss Bill Gormley. Press Archives
Louis Fatato, left Don Guardian, middle Atlantic City mayoral being sworn by Congressman Frank LoBiondo, right at Atlantic City City Hall Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014. Press Archives
Congressman Frank LoBiondo comes to the Millville Army Airfield Museum to honor those veterans that served at the Millville Army Airfield during WWII and to present Congressional Recognition certificates to Millville Students for their Veterans History project which had them Conduct historic interviews with those veterans .Wed June 2005. Press Archives
U.S. Congressman Frank LoBiondo speaks to veteran before picking up 10,000 petitions demanding additional veteran healthcare services in South Jersey at American Legion Post 352 in Somers Point Saturday, July 9, 2011. Press Archives