June 5, 2018

Colts Neck, N.J. - Today, Republican voters across New Jersey’s Fourth Congressional District elected Rep. Chris Smith as the Republican nominee for U.S. Congress.

Smith released the following statement upon voters’ selecting him to be their nominee.

“I deeply appreciate the ongoing support of the people in the Fourth District. I’m looking forward to continuing to work for them and to represent them in Congress.

“I will run on my record of providing constituent services that are second to none and for authoring numerous laws that make a positive difference.

“My staff and I are problem solvers. We have left—and will leave—no stone unturned in the pursuit of just and equitable solutions for tens of thousands of people wronged by a bureaucratic decision or mistake or misapplication of law.

“Problem solving means fighting for local and county needs—from infrastructure to emergency funding to initiatives to assist the frail elderly or persons with disabilities.

“My enthusiasm for the job has only increased over the years along with my experience and know-how in getting things done.”

Smith looks forward to running for re-election in November. In the last Midterm Election in 2014, Smith overwhelmingly won by 68% of the vote, and in 2016, Smith won by 100,000 votes.

Ranking second in the entire U.S. House of Representatives for authoring laws, Smith has a proven track record of passing laws and getting things done for families and small businesses in the Fourth District. Smith and his wife, Marie, are Hamilton residents.

Additional important information about the 4th District:

  • In 2017, Governor Murphy lost the district, garnering only 42% vote, even though he won statewide.
  • In 2016, a year earlier, Hillary Clinton lost the district garnering an almost identical total with 41%, even though she won statewide.