Josh Welle wanted to hit pay dirt with the technology company, Severn Pacific Inc, he started in the 2015. He told his supporters at a campaign rally in Neptune (advertised as a Town Hall) on Wednesday night that he planned to be CEO of the the next facebook when the launched the company.
Josh Welle is in a tough spot politically. At worst, he misled congressional ethics officials about a business of his that just resolved a six-figure tax-delinquency bill. At best, he set up the firm lacking a basic understanding of how to manage it.
The Daily Beast is hardly an “ultra-right wing” publication like Welle called MMM. Prior to this story, the only thing the Daily Beast and MMM agreed on is that Oliva Nuzzi is a great writer.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2018 elections, Daily Beast, Josh Welle, Josh Welle's delinquent taxes, Lachlan Markay, PAY DIRT, Severn Pacific Inc | 8 Comments »
During a candidates forum last February while competing for the Democrat nomination to challenge Congressman Chris Smith, Josh Welle told Democrat activists that his company, Severn Pacific, Inc., doing business as Crossdeck, was dissolved in the spring of 2017.
But an officer of Harvard Business Services, Severn Pacific’s Delaware business agent told Patch that Welle’s company submitted an address change on March 3, 2017 . The company, which Welle was the CEO of, then ignored multiple notices from HBS to pay its 2017 taxes. The company was finally dissolved last week, after MMM reported the $130,000 past due taxes.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections | Tags: CD-4, Harvard Business Services, Josh Welle, Josh Welle's delinquent taxes, Micheal Bell, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ 4, Severn Pacific Inc | 6 Comments »
Assemblywoman Amy Handlin’s announcement that she will not seek reelection next year inevitably creates speculation on who will run to replace her. While party leaders on both sides of the aisle would rather their troops stay focused on the election coming up next month, the jockeying has started given how infrequently a vacancy occurs in the 13th district.
Democrats, who normally lose badly in the district will likely have a contest for the two Assembly nominations next year, given Handlin’s vacancy and Serena DiMaso serving her freshman term. DiMaso put something of a target on her back with the Dems when she made a robocall criticizing LD 11 Assemblymembers Eric Hougtaling and Joann Downey for voting for Governor Murphy’s tax increases. Houghtaling and Downey responded to DiMaso’s robocall with an ethics complaint.
With the Assembly on top of the ballot next year, Dems will likely be motivated and funded, even in LD 13.
Potential Democrat Candidates for LD 13 Assembly in 2019 who are running for other offices this year:Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County News, NJ Politics, NJ State Legislature | Tags: 2019 elections, Amber Gesslein, Amy Handlin, Danielle Walsh, John Curley, Josh Welle, Larry Luttrell, LD 13, Lorna Phillipson, Monmouth County News, NJ Legislature, Sean Byrnes, Tom Giaimo, Vincent Solomeno | 2 Comments »
Agent disputes Welle campaign’s excuse
Welle the Weasel attacks MMM owner Art Gallagher
Josh Welle declined to answer MMM’s questions about his company, Severn Pacific Inc, when we got him on the phone this morning and again when we met him in Red Bank this afternoon. However, his company issued a statement to NewJerseyGlobe which blamed the company’s external business agent, Harvard Business Services of Lewes, Delaware, for failing to dissolve the company during the summer of 2017.
Per NewJerseyGlobe:Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, Delaware, Harvard Business Services, Josh Welle, Josh Welle's delinquent taxes, New Jersey, NJ 4, NJ CD 4, Severn Pacific Inc | 9 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Josh Welle has been avoiding our phone calls, until this morning, but still won’t say what’s happening with the company he is apparently CEO of, Severn Pacific Inc.
Apparently prompted by our article on Tuesday reporting that the company he said was dissolved still exists and owes the State of Delaware $130,000, Severn Pacific Inc is, as of this morning, a corporation in good standing in Delaware with ZERO taxes now due. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 4th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Josh Welle, Seven Pacific | Comments Off on Welle’s company pays back taxes Candidate refuses to disclose where the money came from
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, CD-4, Crossdeck, Delaware, Josh Welle, Josh Welle's delinquent taxes, Mercer County News, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ 4, Ocean County News, Severn Pacific Inc, Welle the Weasel | 12 Comments »
Josh Welle, the Democrat running against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th congressional district, said he supports Congressman Frank Pallone Jr to be the next Speaker of the House.
Welle,who was for Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker before he was against her becoming Speaker, should the Dems win control of the House of Representatives on November 6, declared his support for Pallone in answering questionnaire from the radical progressive group BlueWaveNJ.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, BlueWaveNJ, Congressman Frank Pallone, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Sen Bob Menendez | 3 Comments »
Josh Welle is lying about Chris Smith–again
The Washington Blade, a website that claims to be America’s LGBT News Source, this morning posted a video, which they claimed was exclusive, which purports to represent Congressman Chris Smith telling students at Colts Neck High School that he thinks children would be better off in orphanages than they would be if adopted by a same-sex couple.
The Blade’s video is not exclusive nor does it represent what Congressman Smith said to the Colts Neck students that morning.
MMM attended the student assembly in Colts Neck on the morning of May 29 and recorded Smith’s 53 minute appearance. The entire unedited recording, with only Smith’s photo added, is here: Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 12th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County | Tags: 2018 elections, Congressman Chris Smith, Gay adoption, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News | 7 Comments »
HOWELL TOWNSHIP-Josh Welle, a candidate for New Jersey’s fourth congressional district is once again entering a town which he considers racist, this time Howell Township.
Last month, Welle visited Jackson Township, one of four towns he labeled as racist and discriminatory strongholds in the fourth district. Other towns cited were Millstone and Allentown.
The progressive Democrat is on a mission to combat the “racists” in the fourth congressional district of New Jersey. Those racists he says are the of residents Jackson and Howell Townships. On Sunday, he is coming to confront those he has called out in a public town hall meeting.
Welle had left no context as to why he singled out residents of four Central Jersey towns as racists after many attempts by SNN to allow him to clarify his comments.
“I want to move this district forward,” Welle said. “I want to fight against racism and discrimination in this district.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Josh Welle, Monmouth County News | 6 Comments »