Ex-Hillsborough official enters race for Congress

Former Hillsborough Deputy Mayor Chris Venis became the first Republican to enter the seventh district House race following Rep. Mike Ferguson’s retirement.

“Every person at some point in their lives has come to a crossroad. A road that will take them to an unknown place: a place full of challenges, and sometimes a place full of huge responsibility. Today it is my turn to choose a path,” Venis said. “Mine is quite simple, to ensure that our children and families have the best opportunity to prosper and live safe healthy lives.”

The 42-year-old Venis is a former lobbyist and political operative. He worked for Rep. Bob Franks, Gov. Donald DiFrancesco, and the New Jersey Republican State Committee.

Ex-Hillsborough official enters race for Congress