Fourth Congressional District candidate Brian Froelich kicked off his campaign to be elected in November's election on Monday afternoon in Tinton Falls.
Froelich, of Spring Lake, is a democrat who is facing off against incumbent Chris Smith. Smith, a Republican, has been in office for 32 years.
Froelich spoke before a crowd of seniors at Seabrook Village, a retirement community in Tinton Falls, and spoke about Medicare, Medicaid and how he plans to keep costs down for seniors.
Froelich highlighted the effects that the proposed House budget plan would have on Seniors.
"We need a Congressman that will stand up for Seniors and protect Medicare, Medicaid, and programs that assist Seniors living on fixed incomes," Froelich said. "We need to judge our congressmen on big, not small issues and on facts, not myths."
The 1,400 residents of Seabrook make up a large voting portion of Tinton Falls and on average, 70% of the residents vote in all elections that take place within the state.
The community is also a regular campaign stop for many candidates and Chris Smith has also been invited to speak there in the coming weeks and months.