Atlantic City resident and Somers Point attorney Seth Grossman yesterday announced his plans to be a Republican candidate for Congress in the Second Congressional District. The seat is currently held by Republican Frank LoBiondo. LoBiondo announced last November that he was not seeking re-election, and would leave Congress at the end of this year.
Grossman said he would take a leave of absence from his volunteer leadership positions with Liberty and Prosperity, a non-political education organization based in Somers Point.
The Second Congressional District includes all of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem Counties, together with parts of Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, and Ocean. Grossman said he will seek party endorsements from all eight counties during their March conventions prior to the June 5 Primary Elections.
Grossman said Congress needs to reduce legal immigration to “sustainable” levels, repeal Obamacare mandates that make insurance too expensive, and increase security and the sharing of information by public school teachers and staff. He also said a clear majority of members of Congress need to make it clear that it will not entertain fake impeachment charges to remove a duly elected President for political reasons.
Grossman graduated Atlantic City High School in 1967, Duke University in 1971, and Temple Law School in 1975. He helped create the Chelsea Neighborhood Association in Atlantic City in 1975. In 1986, he won a city-wide election, and served as an independent on City Council for the next four years. In 1988. Grossman upset an incumbent by winning the Republican primary election by a single vote. Grossman then easily won election to become an Atlantic County freeholder.
In 2003, Grossman founded LibertyAndProsperity.com, an organization with more than 100 members and 6,500 Facebook followers. In 2007, Grossman joined with then Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan to defeat a $450 million bond issue proposed by Democratic Governor Jon Corzine. In 2008. Grossman and Lonegan worked together to defeat Corzine’s plan to “monetize” New Jersey’s three major toll roads.
Between 2006 and today, Seth Grossman, while still maintaining his law practice hosted several popular talk radio programs, taught at Atlantic Cape Community College, and published opinion columns in all of South Jersey’s major newspapers.
Since 2016, Seth Grossman has represented Liberty and Prosperity in its lawsuit to force Atlantic City to adopt a balanced budget. That same lawsuit also seeks to declare that the ten year tax break for Atlantic City casinos violates the New Jersey Constitution which requires those properties to be assessed and taxed equally.
Grossman often describes how growing up in Atlantic City shaped his politics. “If you don’t believe America was great, talk to me or anybody who grew up in Atlantic City during the 1950’s and 1960’s,” he said. “If you think ‘progressive’ Democrats and socialists care about people, look at what they did to the people of Atlantic City”.