Probably not but of course, you’d have to know that Chris Smith doesn’t have a home in NJ, and his family lives in Virginia for almost a decade. In fact, his daughter got in state rates for a Virginia college. Chris Smith is registered to vote in NJ. He either lives in NJ in which case he should never have gotten instate rates for College or he lives in Virginia, in which case he’s committing a felony by swearing he lives in NJ and also another Felony if he voted in NJ.
From 2008 in case you missed it:
Then there’s Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ-4). He is registered to vote in Hamilton Township (NJ) where he rents a townhouse, and he has been a registered voter in the county since 1982.
But Smith, like many Congressmen (and like Wexler), owns a home in Virginia; Smith moved his family with him to the D.C.-area after he was elected to Congress in 1980. But he is reportedly “the only New Jersey congressman who does not own a home in the Garden State, and his daughter attends a university in the Virginia state school system where she is charged in-state tuition.” Will his constituents care? I doubt it.
On Tuesday, Smith is facing Democrat Joshua Zeitz, who charges that Smith is either defrauding the state of Virginia or the citizens of New Jersey. Of course, Zeitz — a self-proclaimed New Yorker — returned to the States from Britain in 2007; rented an apartment in New Jersey; and began running for Congress. He says he’ll decide whether or not to stay in New Jersey after the election. http://uspolitics.about.com/b/2008/11/03/about-residency-requirements-for-congress.htm
I’m Scott Neuman and I plan to run for the peoples 4th CD Seat in 2016. Vote for a guy with deep community ties, has his family in the district and state and pays some of the highest taxes you’ve ever seen. Just like you.
I’m planning, exploring, thinking, will run for the 4th CD Congressional Seat in NJ in 2016. Chris Smith doesn’t live in NJ, don’t pay NJ real estate Tax and seems to hate women all of a sudden, since he keeps working on bills that completely remove the ability of women to make their own decisions in life. The bills don’t pass but why write them at all. It’s like paying someone to do a job he knows he can’t win at but is willing to make you believe he’s the man to do the job. With his failure rate, who needs him as your Representative anymore. Time for a guy that isn’t part of the problem and is the solution to pay for play bullshit. I will focus on lower taxes, 2nd amendment rights and bring jobs to NJ. We’ve got one of the highest unemployment rates in his District. Time for someone else to take the wheel. Scott Neuman for Congress in 2016.
From the editors of NJ Spotlight. It’s hard to disagree with this one and why Chris Smith isn’t screaming about this is also beyond me.
Despite what the administration claims, ExxonMobil isn’t a settlement — it’s a travesty
The public is outraged by the dirty deal between Exxon and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection that was rubber-stamped by Judge Hogan. Even more outrageous is now the Christie administration is trying to spin the biggest environmental sellout in state history as a “fair” deal! What makes this even worse is that almost no money from this settlement will go toward environmental purposes. The state, after working on this settlement for years, has given away billions of dollars from the people of New Jersey. Out of the $225 million settlement: $50 million will go toward legal fees and $175 million will go to the general fund. That means no money is left for restoration or the environment. This settlement is a shameful manipulation of the judicial system.
By settling for $225 million, the NJ DEP and ExxonMobil have agreed to avoid cleaning up years of Exxon’s pollution at three refineries, over 800 gas stations, and 15 additional sites across the state. The money was for natural-resource damages estimated at $8.9 billion alone at the two refineries. It was supposed to account for the cost of restoring more than 1,500 acres of wetlands that were contaminated by oil spills. The state was winning this case all along and it makes no sense to settle. Not only is the settlement a complete giveaway to the environment, but it hurts the taxpayers.
I want this reversed. You should also.