Liverpool High alumna announces run for Congress in New Jersey: Matt's Memo

Linda Andrzejewski Weber campaign photo.

It comes as no surprise that someone who grew up in Liverpool with the name Andrzejewski is committed to her community and willing to put herself out there for the betterment of others. That is what Liverpool High School Alumna (Class of 1981) Linda Andrzejewski Weber is doing in the 7th Congressional District of New Jersey. She is running for Congress.

Linda long ago moved away from Central New York to become a success as a banking executive, community leader and mother of two. We still catch up with her father from time to time on the news as recently as last weekend with the annual Crawfish Festival. He's the guy who started that effort as a way to support people who lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina and later to supporter his foundation called Operation Northern Comfort. That recent effort is just the tip of the iceberg of his acts of kindness toward others. He is a selfless, dedicated and committed leader. That is also how he raised his six children including his eldest Linda.

She has announced she is challenging five term republican Leonard Lance of New Jersey's 7th. It's a district that covers north central Jersey including Weber's hometown of Berkeley Heights. Similar to the 24th Congressional District in Central New York the NJ 7th is a swing district targeted nationally by democrats. Party registration favors republicans over democrats by three percentage points.

Weber has never held political office, but has long been politically minded. The outcome of the night of November 8, 2016 motivated her to act.

"I was shocked and angry," said Linda Weber in an interview on MSNBC with host Joy Reid describing the election of President Donald Trump. After what she has seen in his first few months in office she still feels strongly. On the national cablecast "AMJoy" Reid asked Weber about impeachment articles for President Trump. Weber said she would "100%" support impeachment of President Trump. "We are in a constitutional crisis. No leader should be allowed to do what he has done and get away with it."

You can read more about her political priorities here. She is preparing for a possible primary in June of 2018.

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