Meet Tom

Congressman Tom MacArthurTom MacArthur is a proven independent voice for the people of South Jersey and serving his second two-year term in the House of Representatives representing New Jersey’s Third Congressional District, which covers large portions of Burlington and Ocean Counties.

Congressman MacArthur was rated by the non-partisan Lugar Center as one of the most bipartisan and moderate Members of Congress based on his record of working with people in both parties to solve problems and get things done.

Successful Entrepreneur

Prior to serving in Congress, Tom was a self-made businessman with a 30-year career in the insurance industry. He grew a small local business into a multi-national company that created and preserved thousands of good-paying American jobs – giving families the opportunity to prosper and build a better future. Tom got his start after as an Insurance Adjuster in the NYC housing projects, with an annual salary of $13,000, after graduating from Hofstra University.

Family Man & Philanthropist

MacArthur FamilyTom and his wife Debbie have been married for 35 years and are the parents of three children: David (age 27), Isabella (age 20), and Grace, who sadly passed away at age eleven, and were recently blessed to become grandparents. Together, they also run a family foundation, In God’s Hands Charitable Foundation, Inc., which has helped fund and support programs for everything from wounded veterans to children orphaned by AIDS in Africa. They have given thousands of wheelchairs to persons around the world, in memory of their daughter Gracie.

Active members of St. Peter’s Church in Barnegat Light, Tom and Debbie created and funded the St. Peter’s Sandy Relief Fund, which aided numerous local families, and are active supporters of Surflight Theater, Friends of Ocean County Animal Shelter, the Fisherman’s Story Memorial, The Soul Kitchen, LBI Foundation for the Arts and other local charities.

Focused on Local Priorities

Tom serves on the House Financial Services Committee. His top priority is making sure that people have access to the resources they need to achieve the American Dream. He is also working on reforming the National Flood Insurance Program to provide Jersey Shore residents certainty for the future. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force to combat the heroin crisis that has devastated so many communities in South Jersey and across the nation. Founded in 2015, this Task Force has been a driving force for federal action to address the opioid epidemic.

In 2015-16, Tom served on the House Armed Services Committee, where he was a leader in bringing the KC-46 tanker mission to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, preserving over 40,000 local jobs.

He is running for re-election with the support of a broad coalition that includes organized labor, small business, fishermen, sportsmen, law enforcement, farmers and animal rights groups.

Tom’s Accomplishments