The 2nd Congressional District of New Jersey's primary is scheduled for June 7, 2022. Cumberland County Resident Sean Pignatelli is running against incumbent Jeff Van Drew. Pignatelli is available for interviews.
Two years ago, the thought of Jeff Van Drew even being challenged in a primary would have likely drawn laughter. Today, it's drawing silence as Pignatelli's campaign continues picking up steam with endorsements, most notably from PRIMO, and the Veterans of NJ. Air Force Veteran, Scott Hitchner Jr, who recently dropped out of the congressional race to pursue Commissioner of Salem County, shared posts on Facebook with Pignatelli.
Pignatelli says Van Drew's voting record (which can be found here: https://clerk.house.gov/members/V000133) reveals that during the 116th Congress, Van Drew voted a total of 122 times in agreeance with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (the U.S. representative for New York's 14th congressional district and a member of Democratic Socialists of America).
Pignatelli also says that ensuring Veterans are taken care of and the protection of Second Amendment Rights are two issues he's running on. Additionally, Pignatelli wants to ensure residents in the 2nd Congressional district are getting someone who truly embodies Conservatism.
About Sean Pignatelli
Cumberland County Resident Sean Pignatelli is running for Congress to represent District 2 of New Jersey. As a small business owner and member of the Carpenter's Union, Sean has a plan to" bring jobs back to South Jersey, end mask mandates, give parents a voice in their children's classrooms, and reinforce the community's support for local police. Pignatelli has been campaigning to support veterans, and secure 2nd Amendment Rights.
Pignatelli's wife Robin is a front line worker at a local hospital, and his 3 sons attend school locally. Sean's motivation for helping others and entering politics happened when his brother passed away suddenly in June of 2020 from an overdose. Since then, Sean has given 110% to help build a better tomorrow for everyone in South Jersey.
Sean's take on the issues: https://pignatelliforcongress.com/issues