CHATHAM, NJ - Jay Webber returned to his Chatham roots on Friday to meet and greet prospective primary voters at the Library of the Chathams in his final-days push to win the Republican nomination on Tuesday, June 5, for the 11th Congressional District.
The New Jersey Assemblyman from the 26th Legislative District recalled that his family first lived in Chatham after his graduation from Harvard Law School. Kevin Sullivan, who is running for a third term on the Chatham Township Committee, set up the gathering and introduced Webber.
A resident of Morris Plains, Webber, is vying for the seat currently held by Rodney Frelinghuysen, who has announced his retirement.
Former Chatham Borough Council member Jim Lonergan, representing the group "Chatham Supports Ban of Assault Weapons," came to the event with three points on gun legislation he wanted to bring up with Webber. He spoke with the candidate after his remarks.
Webber's competition for the Republican nomination includes Peter DeNeufville and Antony Ghee. If Webber wins on Tuesday, his likely opponent will be, Mikie Sherrill, who is running in the Democratic primary.