Rob Carlson, Democrat for US Congress
New Jersey District 1
Rob Carlson, Democrat for US Congress
New Jersey District 1
Democrat for US Congress, NJ 1

Rob Carlson

  • Fair Play
  • Compassion
  • The Common Good

Concluding Chapter 1.

Briefly, I thank you all for your support, a larger thank you will follow. I will have an official statement about the campaign, the workings of the Camden County Board of Elections, and future plans this evening. This is not a coda.

What would FDR do?

A Newer Deal

I will focus on the big issues, namely–

Removing Trump (because our house is on fire and we can’t fix the gutters until the inferno is out).
Protecting the Environment (because we can’t live on a dying planet).
Fighting Sexism and Racism (because it’s what decent human beings do).
Fighting for Expanded and more Fair Voting Rights (because if people can’t vote we can never fix anything).

I stand for Health Care for All, and legalizing cannabis. I would vote against stupid, risky boondoggles like the TransCanada pipeline and I would vote to keep any federal money away from charter schools.

On all of those issues above I am the most progressive candidate in this race. I would dare say on every issue I am the most progressive candidate in this race. My views on pretty much every issue are articulated in detail.  I have innovative ideas on how to fix the problems with representation in America.  I don’t give soft answers or insult voters with pablum.

Fierce in

Telling the Truth

Democrats must be aggressive and unwavering in their opposition. We must be as as fierce in telling the truth as the Republicans have been in lying. We must quit playing with the pretense of compromise. We cannot compromise with criminals, we cannot compromise with rule-breakers, and we cannot compromise with those without human compassion.

What's Important to All of Us

Core Positions

Women's Rights

To not believe in basic fairness or the inherent equality of sexes is basically to be a jerk.

Voting Rights

Without all of our eligible citizens afforded the right and the ability to vote our country crumbles away.

The Environment

The environment and climate change are the biggest problem facing the world.

Trump & The Republicans

The Republican party has absolutely no interest in fair play, justice, or love of country.


I support HR676, Healthcare for All Americans


Net Neutrality

Protecting our right to information without being shoved aside is not a one front war.


Having respect for another person’s faith or religious beliefs does not entail being subject to those beliefs.

Foreign Policy & The Military

My father was a career Marine. I know the sacrifice military members and their families make.


Our three main issues in America—marijuana legalization, the opioid epidemic and excessive incarceration.

Law & Order

Cops don’t need military assault equipment and the federal government shouldn’t be providing or pushing it.

Jobs & The Economy

We’re approaching a point where so much will be automated, there won’t be enough jobs.

A De-Emphasis On States

States should never equal the feds unless they are guaranteeing greater personal freedoms.

Who Is Rob?

I try to be the person in the room who can focus on the problem at hand and not be distracted by paths that take one away from a solution. I try not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good, but also try to remember that patches are patches—not solutions.