Cassandra Shober, businesswoman and community leader, announced her bid to run for New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday. Shober is a longtime South Jersey resident and is active in numerous local non-profits including the United Way of Atlantic County and the Boy Scouts of America.
Shober says of her bid, "I'm running for Congress because New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District deserves a representative who will put middle class families, children, and seniors first. We cannot continue to allow Washington special interests and Big Oil companies to control the direction of our nation and our economy," Shober continues, "With my personal and professional background, including first-hand knowledge of the challenge of running a small business, I have the skill-set, ideas, and steadfast dedication to stand up to special interests and get our economy moving forward."
Of the current 18 year incumbent, Frank LoBiondo, Shober says, "Congressman LoBiondo does not fight for the priorities of our district and has spent his career voting against the interests of the people he represents. Most recently, he voted to increase the financial burden on seniors by ending Medicare as we know it, and cut education funding for our children and young adults all while giving tax breaks to the ultra wealthy and Big Oil companies. He has failed to take any meaningful action to address the unemployment crisis in South Jersey. He is clearly out of touch with what is truly important to the people of this district." Shober points out, "Congressman LoBiondo has misplaced interests and plays partisan politics. There is too much gridlock in Washington, and Congressman LoBiondo is part of the problem. The House of Representatives is the seat of the people, and we need a representative who will work for and with the people. I
will never let partisan politics get in the way of the needs of South Jersey seniors, families and children. "
In addition to running a business, Shober supports the ACBA Rockin' the Kitchen events, raising money and awareness for Sister Jean's Kitchen and Food Bank. Her involvement with the Atlantic County Bar Association allowed her the opportunity to spearhead the "Going to Bat for Kids" program where the ACBA brought 200 UWAC kids to a baseball game at the Sandcastle stadium.
She grew up in South Jersey with her father, a doctor and Vietnam War Veteran, and her mother, a biologist. Shober lives with her husband, Bard Shober, and their son Dale in Ventnor, NJ.