Singh Congress

Republican Hirsh Singh, who previously ran unsuccessfully for New Jersey governor in 2017, announced Feb. 27 he is running for Congress in the state’s 2nd Congressional District. ( photo)

Linwood, N.J., resident and former gubernatorial candidate Hirsh Singh announced Feb. 27 that he will run for Congress in the state’s 2nd Congressional District.

Singh, an Indian American Republican who is seeking to fill the seat vacated by outgoing Republican Frank LoBiondo who is not seeking re-election, ran for governor in 2017 but failed to advance past the primary (see India-West article here).

His website, which is bare as of now, simply says, “Let’s send an engineer to fix Washington,” as well as seeking people to join his team and donations.

Raised in Atlantic County in New Jersey, Singh earned an engineering degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Singh said in a statement he wants to represent the district as a conservative and work to protect President Donald Trump’s agenda, according to an Observer report.

“South Jersey deserves a conservative champion in Congress — someone who will defend the president’s agenda, fight to bring our fair share of tax dollars back to South Jersey, and stand up to Nancy Pelosi and the radical left,” Singh said.

“The president’s agenda of slashing regulations, cutting taxes and returning decision-making to state and local governments is working to grow the economy and must be supported,” he added, according to the report.

Singh has worked with NASA, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Pentagon and the United States military. With those organizations, he said, he worked on missile defense systems, satellite navigation, drones, electronic warfare and aircraft safety, the report added.

“In the coming weeks, I look forward to meeting with the residents of the 2nd Congressional District, listening to their concerns and sharing my vision for a stronger and more prosperous South Jersey,” he said in a statement. “We need a new voice in Washington who will fight for all of the residents of South Jersey.”

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