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Welle’s Company Owes $130,000 In Delinquent Taxes

Josh Welle thanked Sen Menendez for his mentorship during the Dem Convention in Atlantic City last month

The technology company that Josh Welle co-founded in 2015 still exists and it owes $130,424.14 in delinquent taxes to the State of Delaware, according to public records obtained on Monday by MMM.

Welle is the Democrat nominee for congress in New Jersey’s 4th district.

The candidate reported that his company, Severn Pacific Inc., was dissolved in his Financial Disclosure Statement filed with the Clerk House of Representatives on March 11, 2018, the day after MMM reported that he was delinquent in filing that report. His FDS says he was the CEO of the company.

During a candidates’ forum in February, while he was competing for the Democrat nomination for Congress in CD-4, Welle told the Democrat activists present that his company was dissolved and that no one owns it.

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Posted: October 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Police Benevolent Association Endorses Congressman Chris Smith for reelection

Congressman Chris Smith has been endorsed for reelection by the 33,000 member New Jersey Police Benevolent Association.

In his letter to Smith announcing the endorsement, PBA President Patrick Colligan said:

While Washington remains bitterly divided over partisan and political matters, your service stands out in your commitment to the men and women of law enforcement in New Jersey and around the nation.  You have remained true to New Jersey’s law enforcement community during your service in Congress.  You fought for funding for officers and resources in our communities, to protect victims of crime and to ensure that the mental health and safety of our officers is a priority in this nation.  And, most importantly, you have demonstrated respect for the officers who protect us when they have come under attack.

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Posted: September 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Police Benevolent Association Endorses Congressman Chris Smith for reelection

Congressman Smith meets with T1D families and advocates

From left to right are Ronnie and Christopher Steppat, Bobbi and Jack Kulpa, Rep. Smith, Ruth Klucharits and Barbara Feinstein

Congressman Chris Smith met this week in Freehold with constituents impacted by  Type 1 diabetes (T1D), as well as advocates and leaders of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

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Posted: September 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Congressman Smith to address China’s role in opioid crisis

Congressman Chris Smith, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Global Health, will hold a hearing on China’s role in the manufacturing and distribution of fentanyl, the synthetic opioid that is killing thousands of American citizens, on Thursday, September 6, 2 p.m., in the Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing will be streamed live from the Committee’s website.

Smith announced the hearing during his remarks at Robbinville’s International Overdose Awareness Day last week.

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Posted: September 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Congressman Chris Smith’s interview with Neil Cavuto –Video

Congressman Chris Smith was the guest of Neil Cavuto on Fox Business yesterday where he demonstrated why he has not had a competitive reelection race in 34 years.
Poised, prepared and humble, Smith touted his bipartisan record of accomplishment.

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Posted: August 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Welle’s Tax Plan Would Increase Taxes For 21.3% of CD-4 Residents

Josh Welle, the progressive or centrist (depending on who he’s talking to) Democrat challenging Congressman Chris Smith in the fourth congressional district, proposed raising taxes on the top 5% of income earners yesterday during his appearance on FoxBusiness’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast.

The Welle Tax would impact 21.3% of the households in New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District, according to data provided by StatisticalAtlas.com.

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Posted: August 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Congressman Smith Praises NJ Company For Solar Installation and Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts

Congressman Chris Smith, GE Solar Executive CEO Erik Schiemann, Plant Manager Cyndi Bray-McDaniel and Ingersoll-Rand Chairman-CEO Michael Lamach

Congressman Chris Smith was in Hamilton on Tuesday to celebrate the installation of a new 1.9 million, 5000 panel, solar power array at Ingersoll-Rand’s Trane Residential HVAC manufacturing facility.

The plant, which has been operational since the 1940’s ,employs almost 1200 people in two shifts. The new solar array will provide 15% of the facility’s electricity and is part of the company’s commitment to reduce their global greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2020.

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Posted: August 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Welle proclaims “deep, strong, progressive convictions” –Video

When Josh Welle, the Democrat trying to unseat Congressman Chris Smith in New Jersey’s 4th district, was competing with former Asbury Park councilman Jim Keady for the Democrats’ organizational support (and favorable ballot position in the primary election) he proclaimed his deep, strong, progressive convictions–and bemoaned that the 4th is not a progressive district.

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Posted: August 13th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments »

Steny Hoyer, career politician, will raise campaign cash for Welle

Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi during President Trump’s first State of the Nation address. photo via Zimbio

Congressman Steny Hoyer, the #2 Democrat in the House of Representatives behind Nancy Pelosi, will be in New York City on Thursday to raise campaign cash for Josh Welle, the Democrat running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th congressional district of New Jersey, according to an invitation to the fundraiser obtained by MMM.

Hoyer entered the House in 1981, the same year as Smith.

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Posted: August 11th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Congress, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Welle’s Bogus Town Hall Meeting in Jackson-Videos

Josh Welle refers to a flash card while answering a question about solar energy

By Art Gallagher

Josh Welle, the Democrat running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th congressional district, held a campaign event, dubbed a town hall meeting, in Jackson on Thursday night that appeared to be designed to capture footage for television commercials, rather than to hear from the people of Jackson, as advertised.

Rather than the free wheeling give and take of town hall meetings New Jersey residents are accustomed to, like those of former Governor Chris Christie, and the ObamaCare town halls held by Congressman Frank Pallone and Rush Holt in 2010, Welle’s event featured pre-screened questions read by a moderator.  The person who submitted the question was instructed to stand (for the video cameras) while Welle delivered prepared answers.

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Posted: August 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments »