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NJ-1: Dale Glading to Challenge Rob Andrews

February 3, 2010

Republican Congressional Hopeful Dale Glading (Photo: Noah Addis/The Star Ledger)

This morning, Barrington minister Dale Glading announced he will once again challenge Rob Andrews to represent South Jersey in Congressional District 1 in the US House of Representatives.  The Camden County Republican Committee (CCGOP) enthusiastically supports Mr. Glading’s bid.

Said CCGOP Chairman Rick DeMichele, “While Rob Andrews talks the talk, Dale Glading walks the walk.  Dale has first-hand experience as a civic leader whose mission is one of service and empowering individuals and communities.  This is a stark contrast to career politician Rob Andrews, whose equally passionate mission is to see that Rob Andrews advances his political career.”

“Dale brings experience, passion and a keen knowledge of issues affecting families throughout the District,” added CCGOP Vice Chair Shelley Lovett.  “He has a track record of service that is second-to-none and his selflessness will be a welcome change in Washington where I know he will be an independent and effective voice for all of our residents.”

In his announcement, Glading noted that “South Jersey communities in Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties continue to hemorrhage good jobs and pay higher taxes as a direct result of Andrews’ “big government” philosophy.”

“Voters in Virginia, Massachusetts, and New Jersey sent a clear message to Congress: stop mortgaging our children’s futures!” Glading observed.  “Now voters in New Jersey’s 1st District are ready to rein in government spending and toss out the career politicians. I’m prepared to give the voters a clear choice for a new direction this November.”

Below is Dale Glading’s announcement video. For more information, visit

About Dale Glading

Dale Glading, 50, is the Founder and Executive Director of The Saints Prison Ministry. Headquartered in Moorestown, New Jersey, “The Saints” is the largest athletic prison ministry in the country with branch offices in Charlotte, NC, and Colorado Springs, CO.

A lifetime resident of South Jersey, Dale earned a Bachelor of Science degree with summa cum laude honors in Community Recreation from Temple University in 1981. He served as Recreation Director at the Wiley Christian Retirement Community for 10 years before entering full-time ministry with The Saints in 1994.

Dale and his wife Deanna have been married for 24 years and have three children: Bethany (22), Matthew (20) and Christopher (18). A licensed minister, Dale is also a published author, a popular editorial writer and a sought-after public speaker.

Please visit for more information about Dale and his campaign.



Earlier today, Dale Glading announced his candidacy via a web video on Below is a transcript of his remarks:

Hello. My name is Dale Glading, and when I ran for Congress in 2008, South Jersey faced some pretty tough challenges.

Our taxes were the highest in the nation, gas and energy prices were going through the roof, thousands of people were losing their jobs and many of our neighbors could no longer afford to stay in their homes.

After two more years of career politicians like Rob Andrews in Congress, not much has changed.

I was inspired by the 74,000 of my fellow citizens who supported our grassroots cause in 2008. That why I’ve decided to rejoin the fight and run for Congress in 2010.

All across our great country and throughout our own state, citizens are now waking up and demanding an end to out-of-control government spending, rampant corruption, and politics-as-usual. Nothing less than our prosperity, and the prosperity of our children and grandchildren, is at stake.

When I’m your Congressman, South Jersey will finally have more than just another rubber stamp on Capitol Hill. I will be an independent voice for South Jersey and I will stand up to the special interests in Washington.

I will fight to cut spending, lower taxes and end backroom deals in the halls of Congress. The result will be more good paying jobs in our towns, more money in your pockets, and a renewed opportunity for all South Jerseyans to live the American Dream.

But in order to achieve a better tomorrow, we have to start today — by working together. I’m asking you to accept the Glading for Congress “10 in ‘10 Challenge” that begins today. I’m asking each of you to visit my website, at, and donate $10, tell 10 friends about our campaign for change, and knock on 10 doors in your neighborhood.

Together, we can take back our government, give career politicians the boot, and ensure that our office holders are responsive to the voters who elected them. That’s why I’m running for Congress and I hope you’ll join me in the days and months ahead.

Thank you, and God bless.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jeff Booker permalink
    February 3, 2010 9:36 am

    Welcome back to the fight Dale…..I would be delighted to have you serve as MY Congressman….

  2. Diana Rood permalink
    March 18, 2010 5:12 pm

    I would like to know the date and place of the next meeting of the Camden County GOP committee. There are 6 of us who would like to get involved in the process of getting rid of Rob Andrews. Diana Rood

  3. marie Juliano permalink
    March 27, 2010 6:23 pm

    What is your position on Public Schools? I don’t support Charter Schools they are not accountable to anyone. The Charter Schools rise up and dump the problems back on the Public Schools. Public Schools don’t get the respect they deserve. I believe the NJEA is the dumping ground and strongly believe in the Public School Education. Please clarify your position on this issue.


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