Scott Salmon Launches Campaign to Unseat Congressman Leonard Lance
May 1, 2017
The grassroots uprising against Donald Trump’s dangerous policies gained an energetic new voice in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, where local attorney Scott Salmon announced his candidacy today as a Democrat. “If we are going to fight back, we need to hit Trump where it hurts, and it starts with his enablers like Congressman Leonard Lance,” said Salmon.
Salmon is a lifelong New Jersey resident who grew up in the 7th District. He is the grandson of immigrants and the son of small business owners. Salmon is a litigator who has fought to protect individuals and local businesses, having fought—and beaten—massive, multi-national conglomerates in court, in New Jersey and across the country. Salmon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Franklin & Marshall College, where he graduated with honors, and a Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Salmon previously served as Managing Editor of GangGreenNation.com, as well as the Washington and Lee Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment.
“I am tired of the ‘say anything, do nothing’ politics that Leonard Lance has perfected,” Salmon said. “We’ve had enough of the nonsense about fake news, and of politicians who are only looking out for themselves. My role models and heroes have always been people who used public office to stand as an example of Americans at our best: Paul Wellstone, Bobby Kennedy, Bill Bradley. It’s time we choose leaders like that again. It’s time we build a politics we can be proud of.”
Salmon announced his campaign for New Jersey’s future via social media. He has stated that the main issues of the campaign will be those that affect the district most: health care, education, and tax reform.
Congressman Lance has spent the last eight years in Washington working for corporate interests and Republican leadership. Since January, he has voted with Donald Trump more than 96% of the time. Congressman Lance has lived down to his ranking as the most conservative congressman from New Jersey, having voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act more than sixty times, sponsoring a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, and sponsoring a bill to let massive companies sell your private online data.
To learn more about Salmon and his campaign to bring common sense, progressive policies to the fight against Donald Trump and Leonard Lance, visit his website at salmon.vote.