Linwood resident and former gubernatorial candidate Hirsh Singh announced Tuesday he will run for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District.

Singh, a Republican, said in a statement he wants to represent the district as a conservative and work to protect President Donald Trump’s agenda.

“South Jersey deserves a conservative champion in Congress — someone who will defend the president’s agenda, fight to bring our fair share of tax dollars back to South Jersey, and stand up to Nancy Pelosi and the radical left,” Singh said. “The president’s agenda of slashing regulations, cutting taxes and returning decision-making to state and local governments is working to grow the economy and must be supported.”

Singh is a graduate of Egg Harbor Township High School and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he earned a degree in engineering.

As an engineer, Singh has worked with NASA, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Pentagon and the United States military. With those organizations, he said, he worked on missile defense systems, satellite navigation, drones, electronic warfare and aircraft safety.

Last year, Singh ran for governor of New Jersey in the Republican primary. During that campaign, he proposed building a bridge between Cape May and Delaware.

“In the coming weeks, I look forward to meeting with the residents of the 2nd Congressional District, listening to their concerns and sharing my vision for a stronger and more prosperous South Jersey,” he said in a statement. “We need a new voice in Washington who will fight for all of the residents of South Jersey.”

Singh is seeking the seat held by Republican Frank LoBiondo, who is not seeking re-election.

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