My name is Chris Russomanno and I am running for Congress in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District.
I was born in Trenton New Jersey and lived there until I moved to San Fernando Valley California at the age of seventeen. While there, I joined the United States Marine Corps and completed recruit training at the recruit depot in San Diego.
From there I served in Okinawa Japan and Quantico Virginia. I became a Marine Security Guard and guarded the American Consulate in Saint Petersburg Russia and the Embassy in Buenos Aires Argentina.
In May of 1995, when my service ended, I came back to live in New Jersey. I earned an associates degree at Mercer County Community College in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in law and Justice from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).
I became a police officer for the City of Trenton and went to the police academy in April of 1999. In December 2005 I left Trenton and worked as a Police Officer for TCNJ. In 2014 I transferred to Ewing Township Police Department where I am currently employed.
I am happily married to my lovely wife Trish. We have our dog Stella and our cat Jackson. Both of our pets are rescues.
Trish and I married in 2006 and moved to Bordentown Township where we currently reside.
I am running for Congress because I used to love living here. Jersey is a beautiful state from the beaches of Cape May in the south to the Delaware Water Gap in the north. We have everything from beaches to mountains in the state. We are in a great location and are close to major centers of culture and commerce. Places like New York, Philadelphia or Washington DC.
Here’s the problem though. It’s getting increasingly expensive to live here and I don’t know if I will be able to retire here. I have friends and family who have either left the state or are planning to do so.
This has got to stop.
Please join me in taking back our state from the politicians that got us here.
Where I Stand
Although there are many important things going on today the three most important things facing our nation today are WAR, MONEY and our CIVIL RIGHTS.
War is intimately tied to money and constant warfare leads to erosion of our civil rights. Constant warfare impoverishes our nation because in order to pay for the ever increasing expenditures the Federal Reserve must keep printing more money. When The Fed prints more money it causes inflation which decreases the value of the dollar and lowers its purchasing power.
The more wars and foreign interventions we have the more it causes others to hate us. The more others hate us the more people clamor for increased security. The government gives us more security, and takes away our civil rights to do so thereby decreasing our freedoms. This occurs in an endless cycle until we end up where we are now. We are about ready to enter into another war, inflation is through the roof and our own government spies on us.
When the government, or the corporate media, tells you that these things are not happening, that you should not “believe your lying eyes,” just take a look around and it is plain to see. You can see it as we place sanctions on Russia (effectively and act of war), as you put gas into your car at over four dollars a gallon, and as government agencies listen to our phone calls.
Enough is enough. This has got to stop.
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