The race to replace retiring Congressman, Frank Lobiondo finally got interesting over the weekend. Atlantic City resident and Somers Point attorney, Seth Grossman, announced he’ll be running for this 2nd district, Congressional seat.
Grossman, a Republican, is also the founder of Liberty and Prosperity.
Grossman looks to tap into the area’s strong support of President Donald Trump. This is the exact opposite of Congressman Lobiondo (R), who often attacked the Republican President, and faced backlash from his own party.
The Somers Point attorney is running on a platform that includes sensible, legal immigration and specific plans to make health insurance more affordable.
Un-officially considered a Republican front runner, Grossman is well-known for his efforts arguing against the PILOT law, controversial legislation that permits AC Casinos to pay a flat tax for 10 years. Grossman, along with County Exec Dennis Levenson, believe the Casino PILOT is unconstitutional, and unfair to every taxpayer in Atlantic County.
Grossman: If you don’t believe America was great, talk to those who grew up in Atlantic City during the 50’s and 60’s. “If you think ‘progressive’” Democrats care about people, look what they did to Atlantic City.”
- Graduated Atlantic City High School in 1967, Duke University in 1971, and Temple Law School in 1975.
- Helped create the Chelsea Neighborhood Association in Atlantic City in 1975.
- In 1986, he won a city-wide election, and served as an independent on City Council for the next four years.
- In 1988. Grossman upset an incumbent by winning the Republican primary election by a single vote. Grossman then easily won election to become an Atlantic County freeholder.
- In 2003, Seth Grossman founded LibertyAndProsperity.com, an organization with more than 100 members and 6,500 Facebook followers.
- In 2007, Grossman joined with then Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan to defeat a $450 million bond issue proposed by Democratic Governor Jon Corzine.
- In 2008. Grossman and Lonegan worked together to defeat Corzine’s plan to “monetize” New Jersey’s three major toll roads. Between 2006 and today, Seth Grossman, while still maintaining his law practice hosted several popular talk radio programs, taught at Atlantic Cape Community College, and published opinion columns in all of South Jersey’s major newspapers.
- Since 2016, Seth Grossman has represented Liberty and Prosperity in its lawsuit to force Atlantic City to adopt a balanced budget. That same lawsuit also seeks to declare that the ten year tax break for Atlantic City casinos violates the New Jersey Constitution which requires those properties to be assessed and taxed equally.