Part of the reason I have opted to run is because we have had Frelinghuysen since 1995. I’m a strong advocate for choice as well as term limits. One of my campaign pledges will be to serve no more than 12 years in office. I intend to release a more detailed list of all of my pledges in early August.
Believe it or not, I don’t necessarily think that Frelinghuysen has done a particularly “bad” job, but I can’t say it’s particularly “good” either. I’ve reviewed some of his voting record, and while much of what he has voted for sounds like they could be good policies, he has voted numerous times for increasing the size and scope of government. He’s also voted to increase spending multiple times, as well as increase the debt limit. These are issues I would have a hard line stance against.
For example, he continually votes “yea” on bills such as HR 719 – Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016. While I know many people are fearful of a government “shut-down,” I don’t believe the solution should be to keep going ahead and putting band-aids on a gaping wound.