Martin Weber of Barnegat Township has filed a petition to run against incumbent Tom MacArthur for Congress according to a report yesterday in the Sandpaper.
MacArthur won New Jersey’s third congressional district in 2014 and 2016. This year, it was expected that he would face Democrat challenger Andy Kim, but first, he must now get past a primary election against Weber.
Weber is a veteran of the United States Army. In the 1980’s he served as a helicopter crew chief. Weber said he hopes that as a Congressman, he can help veterans get the care they deserve in America’s VA facilities.
The Sandpaper reports:
The veterans are not getting the care they deserve,” said Weber, a former Barnegat Township Volunteer First Aid Squad captain. “The congressman is supposed to be the first person you contact when you need assistance from the VA (Veterans Administration), but we hardly got any help at all. On the day Jeff died, the VA called to confirm an appointment for him for Dec. 22. I think if Jeff had gotten better care through the VA, he might still be with us today. There is so much red tape, and I want to change this for all those soldiers who proudly served us today. This will be the main point of my platform.”