Smith Welcomes Unanimous Support of the Ocean County GOP Screening Committee Rep. Chris Smith today said he was grateful for the unanimous support he received for his reelection campaign after his in-person screening with the Ocean County Republican Organization screening committee. Ocean now represents more than two-thirds—approximately 68% of Smith’s Fourth Congressional District—following the release of the new map established by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission last December. “Over the years, I have fought side-by-side with community leaders across Ocean County to get our share of federal support for important senior citizen programs, vets benefits, the Joint Base and roads, bridges, canal repair and beach replenishment,” Smith said. “Together we have delivered responsive, effective government for all the people and I am deeply honored to earn the support of the GOP screening committee,” Smith said. Smith, the popular, hardworking congressman and Dean of the New Jersey congressional delegation, has been reelected by wide margins since 1982. Smith thrives on fixing government problems and delivering for constituents. He ranks second among all 435 members of the House in writing effective laws. And, Smith has worked on 98,000 individual requests and casework matters solving complex issues for people of his district. The unanimous endorsement of the screening committee sets Smith up for a strong victory at the full Ocean GOP convention in March. Two of Smith’s primary challengers also screened before the GOP committee but received no support.