VINELAND — Former Cumberland County Freeholder and Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi announced Tuesday he will run for the 2nd District congressional seat.

Fiocchi, a Republican, looks to replace U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, who will leave office in 2019. He served as a freeholder from 2011 to 2013 and as 1st District assemblyman from 2014 to 2016.

According to a press release, Fiocchi sent his letter of intent to run to the county chairs in the legislative district last week.

“As a freeholder and as an assemblyman, I’ve fought for South Jersey and I will continue to stand up for South Jersey in Congress,” Fiocchi said in a statement. “This district needs a Republican who is unafraid to stand with President Trump because, like it or not, the president’s policies are working. We can’t afford to send a Democrat to Washington who will simply stand with Nancy Pelosi and say no to everything.”

The 2nd Congressional District covers all of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties, as well as parts of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Ocean counties.

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