NJ-02: Disabled U.S. Army veteran from Somers Point will seek GOP nomination

The long under-developed NJ-02 GOP primary field is finally taking shape, Save Jerseyans.

This morning, disabled Army Special Operations veteran and Somers Point City Councilman James “Jim” Toto told radio host Harry Hurley that he will launch a campaign to succeed retiring GOP Congressman Frank LoBiondo.

“New Jersey’s 2nd district is very unique, it encompasses tourism, gaming, farming and aviation research among other industries,” Toto said in a separate press release distributed to the media. “The people of our district are tired of the infighting in Washington and yearning for simple, common sense solutions to our problems. I love the people of south Jersey and I am looking forward to providing a voice for all of us in Washington.”

A second term councilman, Toto previously served in the United States Army’s Psychological Operations under Special Operations Command.

This cycle only other declared Republican candidate to date is another Somers Point resident: engineer and political neophyte Brian Fitzherbert.

The primary’s winner will face presumptive Democrat nominee and incumbent LD1 State Senator Jeff Van Drew in November.