Ashley Evans, a 17 year old Howell resident, has been fighting back against the lies being told by Josh Welle in his ads against Congressman Chris Smith since she came across one on YouTube a few weeks ago.
Smith rescued Ashley and her sister Sophia from the Republic of Georgia during the Russian invasion of the county in 2008.
Ashley and her parents, Joseph and Teah have seen telling their story and rallying support for Congressman Smith since they saw Welle’s deceitful attacks.
Prompted by Joe’s comment on MMM on Friday, I caught up with Ashley and Teah during a Karate competition in Jackson on Saturday afternoon. See their videos below:
NMDP/BeTheMatch manages the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world, serving thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.
“Representative Smith was nominated and honored with the 2018 Lives Award because of his continued support of the National Marrow Donor Program, and for his efforts in protecting patients’ access to transplant,” saidSusan Leppke, Director of Health and Public Policy at the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match.
Bernard and Linda Ebner accept the Vietnam veteran’s replacement military metals from Congressman Chris Smith
Bernard and Linda Ebner lost their Union Beach home of 47 years and most of their possessions to twelve feet of water during Superstorm Sandy six years ago this week. Among those possession were the medals that Bernard, a Vietnam War veteran, earned during his four years of service.
Congressman Chris Smith presented the Ebners with replacement medals on Tuesday, October 30, during an emotional ceremony in the congressman’s Ocean County office in Plumsted which is nearby the couple’s new home in Whiting.
Congresssman Chris Smith delivered the following remarks in Lakewood on October 29, 2o18:
photo via @thelakewoodscoop
Words are inadequate to convey my—our—outrage and profound sorrow over the loss of eleven precious lives and the wounding of 6 others including four courageous police officers at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Kay Granger (R-TX), Marc Veasey (D-TX), and Peter Roskam (R-IL), the Co-Chairs of the House of Representatives Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, issued the following statement in reaction to the Saturday attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh:
The Evans Family relates How Congressman Chris Smith Saved their Children
By Rosalie Avin
Chris Smith , Congressman 4th district, A REAL Advocate for His Constituents
Congressman Chris Smith with Joseph Evans and his daughters Ashley and Sophia following their rescue from Georgia
Stories demonstrating his deep concern for the issues of the people in New Jersey are often understated by the media but to the people whose lives he has impacted, Chris Smith is a hero and a person who deserves to be re-elected to the fourth district by a landslide. Teah and Joseph Evans want their story to be shared so that voters will understand the character and the resilience of this incredible man. It is their hope that stupid, vitriolic ads will always be ignored. Congressman Chris Smith has represented the fourth district with compassion, concern and awareness.
Inspired by Jeff Borghoff, a 54 year old Forked River man battling early onset Alzheimer’s and Congressman Chris Smith, 1000 plus Jersey Shore residents Walked to End Alzheimer’s on the boardwalk in Bradley Beach on Saturday. The Bradley Beach walk is expected to raise over $100,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Walter Pruiksma, center, wearing his Silver Marechausee Medal, Major Gen. Phillip Churn, Sr., left and Congressman Chris Smith, right, Oct 13, 2018, Manasquan Presbyterian Church. -photo by Art Gallagher
Walter “Rookie” Pruiksma, 95 of Brick, was presented with the Silver Marechausse Award for his heroic actions as a Military Police Officer in France and Belgium during World War II, during a moving ceremony at his church, Manasquan Presbyterian on Saturday afternoon October 13.