As Sept. 11 widows known as “The Jersey Girls,” we have spent 19 years fighting for truth, justice, transparency and accountability with regard to the murder of our husbands.
In December 2001, we found ourselves in Congressman Chris Smith’s office. As our meeting with him progressed, we knew we had come to the right place.
Congressman Smith (R-NJ) gave us a road map for how to navigate Congress to accomplish our goals. He also held our hands and walked us through … every step of the way.
For 19 years he has been our guide and mentor, helping us decipher the maze of Washington, D.C. He has supported us and our issues – even when it cost him politically and personally for going against party lines.
Congressman Smith actually does what all our elected officials should do – help the people you are sent to Washington, D.C., to represent and make the world a better place. He is truly one of the good guys in Washington, D.C.
We have personally witnessed Chris Smith’s commitment to his constituents and his tireless efforts on human rights issues. His work has made the world a more humane place.
We cannot think of a better person to represent New Jersey’s 4th District in Congress. We are truly lucky to have him.
Lorie Van Auken
Manasquan and Shelter Island, N.Y.