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Vietnam Vet’s Medals Lost To Sandy Replaced On Storm’s Sixth Anniversary

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.

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Posted: October 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy, Veterans | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Welle is Commingling Personal And Campaign Funds

The Welles, Josh and Angela, with their mentor, Bob Menendez

Questions of competence, compliance and character continue to dog Josh Welle, the Democrat of Rumson who voted in Virginia in 2016 and 2017, that is running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District.

NewJerseyGlobe reported yesterday that Welle, blamed errors in his campaign finance disclosures to the Federal Election Commission on software issues and an email address that “the campaign no longer monitors.”

The NJGlobe report emphasized Welle’s proclivity for placing blame on others for his errors and implied that the mistakes addressed in the Welle campaign’s response to the FEC’s inquiry into the April 2018 Quarterly Report of Receipts and Disbursements were technicalities like a missing address or failing to allocate donations between the primary and general election campaigns.

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Posted: October 25th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

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

Joint Base MDL clears final approval for KC-46A Pegasus air-refueling tankers

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Air Force has issued the final decision to send 24 KC-46A tankers to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst after study found there would be no significant impact on the local environment, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) announced on Monday.

“The joint base has cleared a major hurdle for the much-anticipated arrival of the KC-46A tankers,”said Smith, dean of the New Jersey congressional delegation who in July, 2016 led a delegation letter urging the Air Force to designate JB-MDL for the tankers. Smith was a leader in emphasizing the ideal location of JB-MDL for the tankers. JB-MDL is the nation’s only tri-service joint installation and is home to over 80 mission partners including active duty, Reserve and Guard units. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Joint Base MDL clears final approval for KC-46A Pegasus air-refueling tankers

Alzheimer’s NJ Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign With 1st Of 5 Walks

James Formisano , Kenneth Zaentz, Rep Chris Smith, Mayor Stephen Reid, George, Anne Pagnoni and Tracey Christenson Wolfman kick off the Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s. Sept 22 in Pt Pleasant Beach

Alzheimer NJ kicked off its annual Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s  campaign on Saturday in Point Pleasant Beach with the first of five walks in New Jersey this fall.

Congressman Chris Smith and Pt. Pleasant Beach Mayor Stephen Reid and George (Reid’s dog) joined CEO Kenneth Zaentz, Board Members James Formisano and Tracey Christenson Wolfman, and volunteer Anne Pagnoni to kick off the walk.

Since 1985, ALZNJ, has provided support and education to local Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. Over 600,000 people in New Jersey are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, including 175,000 individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Alzheimer’s NJ Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign With 1st Of 5 Walks

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 »

Welle the Weasel

Josh Welle greets a voter at the Red Bank train station in his new commericial, left. On the right, he is answering a question with a flash card during his fake town hall in Jackson on August 2, while his moderator looks on.

Josh Welle, the Democrat running against Congressman Chris Smith in CD-4, released a 2:09 vanity video yesterday which New Jersey Globe characterized as introductory.

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Posted: September 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

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 »