Last Friday, OCNJDaily’s Michael DeVlieger had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with Congressman Frank LoBiondo, the United States Representative for New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district. In their conversation, which took place at the Ocean City Music Pier, Congressman LoBiondo touched on a wide variety of issues that affect Ocean City and its surrounding communities. Among the topics for discussion were beach replenishment, back bay dredging and security issues. The Congressman, a Republican who succeeded Ocean City’s own William J. Hughes, has served the district for more than two decades, having taken office in 1995. Since then he has won every re-election bid with at least 59 percent of the vote. A native of Bridgeton, he previously served as a Cumberland County Freeholder and a member of New Jersey’s General Assembly. We hope OCNJDaily readers will enjoy this insider’s look at a local leader in our community.