Veteran Democratic Party operative Kelly Stewart Maer is looking hard at a 2018 challenge of U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-4), a source tells InsiderNJ.
The 64-year old Smith of Hamilton has held office in the district since 1981, and today drew a crowd of protesters to his Spring Lake fundraiser demanding his presence at a town hall.
He hasn’t held one in over 20 years.
Stewart Maer heads up state and federal government affairs for Capital Health Systems, and last year served as the New Jersey point person for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign.
She is married to Bill Maer of Public Strategies Impact and the couple reside with their daughter in Manasquan.