I was born in Washington, NJ to loving Christian parents. I have two older brothers and a younger sister that I grew up with, played with, fought with, and learned from. My father owns Pajunas Pools and Water Features and taught me to value hard work and physical labor from a young age. My mother is an artist, and the most talented one in my opinion, and she taught me a lot about being creative and finding new ways to look at the world. My mother's parents lived on the other side of town and my father's parents lived on a farm in Whitehouse Station.
I attended a Catholic elementary school and at that time we moved across the county line to Hampton. I went to Voorhees High School in Glen Gardner, and Pennsylvania College of Technology to study Construction Management.
I worked in NYC for years building everything from hotels to retail stores in Hudson Yards and the American Dream Mall. I now work in New Jersey doing utility construction, mainly for PSE&G.
My beautiful fiancé and I have been together for over 4 years and enjoy a very happy life together in Somerville. I have always been involved in politics, but never wanted to run for office, but I've been watching this country, and especially New Jersey, get torn apart by bad policy and blatant corruption disguised as progress. The nation has more division, extremism, racial tension, and civil strife now than I have ever seen with my own eyes, and I don't intend on sitting around while things get worse. I decided to run for congress not only because our current representative does not hold the views of the people in this district, where I have lived my entire life, but in hopes that I can inspire more people to get involved. Politicians are supposed to be The People, not some elite class of aristocrats.
Of the District. For the District.