LAMBERTVILLE – Jason Blazakis, born and raised in New Jersey, who has spent his career as a national security official fighting for democracy, announced his campaign for Congress in New Jersey’s 7th congressional district. Mr. Blazakis, who was recently sanctioned by Vladimir Putin for his work speaking out against extremism abroad, is running to take on anti-democratic MAGA extremists here at home.
New Jersey’s 7th congressional district narrowly flipped Republican in 2022 by less than 3 percentage points. The district is considered one of the most competitive districts in the country and Cook Political Report ranks it as a Tossup. It is one of just 18 congressional districts that were won by President Biden in 2020, and is currently held by a Republican.
“I spent the last twenty years fighting terrorism, corruption, and the illegal drug trade overseas. Both home and abroad, I’ve seen the threats anti-democratic extremists pose to our democracy and am running for Congress to stop them,” said Mr. Blazakis. “Whether it’s denying free and fair elections, taking away a woman’s right to choose, or making New Jersey more expensive to live in, the MAGA extremist agenda isn’t the Jersey agenda. Tom Kean is a rubber stamp for MAGA extremism. On reproductive rights, on the cost of living, and on protecting democracy, Kean gives in to extremists and Jersey pays the price. I grew up right here in NJ-07, I went to public school, paid my way through college and spent my career protecting Americans. I know this community and in Congress, I’ll stand up for our families, ensuring a safer, more affordable Jersey for all.”