By Clyde Hughes | AC JosepH Media

LEEDS POINTDemocrat Tim Alexander, who battled U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew for his Congressional seat last year, announced on Thursday he will run against the former Democrat and state legislator for New Jersey’s Second Congressional district seat in 2024.

“Building on the momentum from his previous run, Alexander is poised to make a significant impact with an ambitious and transformative platform centered on the district’s needs,” his campaign made in a statement.

“Alexander’s unwavering commitment to public service and dedication to the community has been the driving force behind his decision to pursue office again. Over the past several months, he has actively engaged with constituents, deepened his understanding of their needs, and crafted a comprehensive plan to address the district’s most pressing issues.”

Photo courtesy of Tim Alexander campaign in 2022.

Alexander’s campaign said that he will emphasize the power of unity in bringing people together regardless of their political affiliations. He will run on the platform of creating well-paying jobs, enhancing educational opportunities, improving services for veterans, expanding healthcare access, and investing in sustainable infrastructure to build a stronger, more resilient community.

“I have witnessed the challenges our communities face firsthand, and I am confident that my experience, passion, and dedication can bring about the change we so desperately need,” Alexander said. “My campaign is about amplifying the voices of this district’s residents and working collaboratively to create a brighter future for all.”

The South Jersey Congressional seat has long of the few Republican strongholds in New Jersey for years. Frank LoBiondo held it for more than two decades before retiring in 2018. Democrats actually flipped the seat in 2018 when Van Drew was elected as a Democrat.

Van Drew, though, sided with then President Donald Trump during Congressional Democratic efforts to impeach him and changed parties in 2020, weathering attempts by Democrats to win the seat back by Amy Kennedy in 2020 and Alexander in 2022. The local Democratic Party has not endorsed any candidates in the race yet.

Alexander’s campaign said they will hold an official kick-off with a rally soon. They said for more information, people can visit or follow Tim Alexander on social media at @talexander_NJ02.

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