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Postal workers endorse Smith for reelection in CD-4

photo courtesy of Trenton Metro Area Local-American Postal Workers Union

New Jersey’s State Postal Workers union, and its local affiliate, issued their endorsement of Congressman Chris Smith for reelection on Friday. Smith represents the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey which includes most of Monmouth County and parts of Mercer and Ocean Counties.

“New Jersey’s postal workers are proud to endorse our friend, the hardworking Congressman Chris Smith for re-election,” NJ State Postal Workers Union President and Trenton Metro Area Local President Bill Lewis said. “For many years—especially this year with the COVID-19 crisis—Rep. Smith has been a consistent champion for postal workers, advocating for a safer and better work environment. Chris has been tenacious, fighting for PPE for our postal workers, supporting essential emergency relief and maintaining operational equipment so that our men and women on the frontlines can continue to serve our customers safely and effectively,” Lewis added.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Rep. Smith: Signing of peace accords an historic milestone for Middle East


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Congressman Smith at the White House marking the signing of the peace accords

Washington, DC – Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, attended today’s historic signing of the Abraham Peace Accords at the White House with President and Melania Trump, Vice President Pence, Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Middle East, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rep. Smith: Signing of peace accords an historic milestone for Middle East

‘Soldier On’ Veterans Community Breaks Ground in Tinton Falls

Ross Licitra, Executive Director of Monmouth County SPCA and a candidate for freeholder, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Congressman Chris Smith and Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon celebrate the ground breaking of the Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Village in Tinton Falls, a Soldier On project.

Local leaders and supporters of the Veterans community gathered in Tinton Falls on Saturday for the ceremonial ground breaking of a Gordan H. Mansfield Veterans Community. The $23 million, four story community with 70 one bedroom apartments is a project of Soldier On and WinnDevelopment to be built on a 12.6 acre site on Essex Road that was donated by Seabrook Village.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Soldier On’ Veterans Community Breaks Ground in Tinton Falls

American Flags Fly Over NJ Turnpike

Almost 100 area patriots gathered in Robbinsville on September 11 in remembrance of those lost in the 2001 terrorist attack on our nation and to replace the American Flag that the NJ Turnpike Authority had recently removed from an overpass in the Township. The flag has donned that overpass and several others in the 19 years since the attack.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on American Flags Fly Over NJ Turnpike

Congressman Chris Smith’s remarks at the Monmouth County 9-11 remembrance

Delivered at Mt Mitchill, Atlantic Highlands, September 11, 2020

Congressman Chris Smith

Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when terrorists hijacked four airliners in order to commit the worst act of terrorism in American history.

   Nearly 700 New Jerseyans—147 from Monmouth County alone—lost their lives that day.

   No one remembers the shock, horror and numbing sorrow more, however, than the families and close friends of the victims.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 9-11, Chris Smith, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Congressman Chris Smith’s remarks at the Monmouth County 9-11 remembrance

Thousands Gather On Barnegat Bay To Support Law Enforcement, Vets and Trump

Photo via Ocean County Scanner News

Thousands gathered in support of Law Enforcement Officers, U.S. Military Veterans and President Donald J. Trump on Saturday in a boat parade on Barnegat Bay. The flotilla is estimated to have drawn 2,000-2,500 boats carrying 2-10 people each and thousands of spectators along the shoreline and on bridges that span the bay.

The organizers of the event, Chris and Mary Kate Molla of Manhawken, Stafford Township Councilman George Williams and the members of the Jersey Shore Boaters, LEO Support and Vets for Trump facebook group were aiming to set a world record for boat parades.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, Chris Smith, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

75 years ago, World War II came to an end


Representatives of the Empire of Japan stand aboard USS Missouri prior to signing of the Instrument of Surrender.

By Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)

Today, September 2, 2020,  marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the day Imperial Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

The war that began for the Unites States with the bloody and unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 ended on September 2, 1945 with unconditional surrender bringing to a close a war that Americans fought on two fronts where over 400,000 Americans sacrificed their lives for freedom and democracy.

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NJ PBA Endorses Rep Chris Smith For Reelection

New Jersey’s State Policemen’s Benevolent Association has endorsed Congressman Chris Smith for reelection in the 4th congressional district.

PBA State President Patrick Colligan said in an August 28 letter to Smith, “I am pleased to inform you that we have endorsed your candidacy for election to the United States House of Representatives.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Law Enforcement, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on NJ PBA Endorses Rep Chris Smith For Reelection

Rep Smith: Manalapan Fire Co. Gets FEMA Grant To Recruit Members

The Gordons Corner Fire Company in Manalapan, an all volunteer company, is receiving a SAFER grant from FEMA, Congressman Chris Smith announced today.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Manalapan, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Rep Smith: Manalapan Fire Co. Gets FEMA Grant To Recruit Members

China Wants Biden Elected

The people who brought us the coronavirus, deadly fentanyl to fuel the opioid crisis, and who regularly crush the human spirit by limiting free speech and religion, want you to vote for Joe Biden for President of the United States.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, China, Chris Smith | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on China Wants Biden Elected