“I have had enough of politicians in both parties spending so much time tearing our country apart for their own gain, rather than finding solutions that bring us together. That is why I formed an Exploratory Committee and am seriously considering a campaign for Congress in New Jersey’s Third District.

As a millennial Republican woman who has good friends on both sides of the aisle, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s brand of politics doesn’t represent me or everyone in my generation. Embracing socialism and turning our back on the great democratic experiment that is America is not the answer to our problems.

I was born in South Jersey, raised by a single mom, worked to put myself through school, and became the first person in my family to graduate from college. I am deeply troubled about the direction of our country and sitting on the sidelines waiting for someone else to fix it isn’t my style. I expect to make a final decision about my plans in the coming weeks and appreciate all the encouragement I’ve received.”