Ready to Serve

Raised in Central Jersey, Afghanistan Veteran, Ready to Serve out of uniform

Having served this country on the front lines, I know that this Democracy that we have is special and worth defending. We deserve a government that works for all people. Sailors came from all walks of life, different religions, ethnicities, and political parties. We were united in a call to service, giving our lives for something bigger than ourselves.

I was born in Trenton and raised in Wall Township. I didn’t have money for college so the Naval Academy gave me opportunity. 9/11 happened when I was a senior and me and my friends deployed for over a decade to protect the Constitution and the rights that it enshrined for all. Now I am ready to serve out of uniform to:

  • Ensure access to affordable and quality healthcare for every American.
  • Protect a women’s right to make her own healthcare decisions and fight for equal rights for the LGBTQ community.
  • Bring jobs back to NJ and lower taxes so people can afford to live here, raise their families here and retire here.  

This campaign does not take money from corporate PACS.

I show up. I listen.

Chris Smith claims to work for us, but he refuses to show up to do his job here in New Jersey. He hasn't held a town hall for his constituents in 25 years. Join me in calling for our Representative to face me in a debate.

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  • We’re here at Leisure Villiage East on this beautiful fall morning for a Meet-The-Candidates Forum. Christopher Smith, where are you? #WelleForCongress #FlipThe4th #TeamWelle
  • Happy to take action with @cleanoceanaction this weekend for a beach sweep at Bradley Beach. Check out these volunteers! Protecting our shoreline is a top priority for #TeamWelle. Sign up to canvass and call so that we can bring this action to Washington! (Link to sign up is in bio)
  • Thank you to our volunteers who canvassed in Howell today! We are going to win this election one door at a time!
  • Cancer Sucks. Fight cancer with new leadership in Washington. #breastcancerawareness
  • Hey #TeamWelle! Post your #SelfiePhoneSelfie and tag Chris Smith to show him what our team looks like. Mr. Smith, the pictures we share demonstrate the community we are building. They show the excitement and the change that is coming to central Jersey. They’re here to show that your constituents are ready to #FlipThe4th on November 6th and vote #WelleForCongress.
  • Tune in tonight at 7pm to The Van Jones Show on @cnn to see Josh joined by fellow veterans @mikiesherrill and @maxroseforcongress! Thanks @vanjones68 for inviting us on your show!
  • Today's #SelfiePhoneSelfie is brought to you by our Manalapan Day of Action! Join us tomorrow in Howell for our Day of Action or stop into our Whiting office for a meet and greet with Josh and a phone bank for Welle! We love our #TeamWelle!
  • Thank you @leagueofwomenvoters for hosting a debate last night for the #NJ04 congressional seat. The energy at @brookdalecc was incredible! For the past 25 years, Congressman Smith has not shown up for any public forum or town hall. So of course he did not show up last night. It’s time for change. Our district deserves a leader who is present in the community! #WelleForCongress
  • I’m honored to have the endorsement of the National Organization for Women, a grassroots feminist organization. @nownewjersey #WomenVoteWelle
  • I’m running for Congress because I want every kid to have a chance to achieve their American dream - free from gun violence and discrimination. And, I want every senior citizen to have a secure and dignified retirement. And, I want a country that has equal opportunity with good schools and a quality healthcare system that families can afford. Check out the full video clip -  #NJ04

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