Scott Neuman is a domain investor, and he is running for the US House of Representatives in the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey. The general election will be held in November 4, 2014. Neuman is running on the Democratic-Republican Party ticket, and he is running against the Incumbent, Chris Smith (Republican Party) and Ruben Scolavino (Democratic Party).
Mr. Neuman’s campaign was covered in an Examiner.com article yesterday, and you can read more about Neuman’s platform and his plans if elected in that interview. I asked Neuman why he is running for Congress, and here’s what he told me:
“In NJ, the 4th CD, there are only two party candidates running. I’m the only one that can claim he isn’t paid to run. When Congressmen have millions of dollars on hand to run for Congress for a job that only pays $175K per year, you have to ask yourself, why? Corruption of our political process is the answer. By example, in NJ, we’ve watched the Christie Administration violate law after law after law. All designed to protect the taxpayers from corrruption. It’s an Attorney General club in NJ and those are the worst of the worst it seems.
Myself and a large group of supporters in NJ called theDRParty.org are just feed up with our high taxes, pensions that politicians are using to milk the system and Bond issues that are designed to milk the taxpayer and we are running to remove corrupt politicians and their backers from the landscape so regular people can feel like their wallets, their rights and their protections aren’t being removed just because someone with millions of dollars can corrupt the system.”
To my knowledge, there aren’t any other domain name investors who are members of Congress. I don’t recall reading about others who have run for office either. Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita is a friend of domain investor Chad Folkening, and he met with domain investors at a TRAFFIC conference in Florida several years ago (along with former Congressman Cliff Stearns).
I am not a politically active person, nor do I have an interest in discussing politics, but I think this is interesting to follow. If you have any questions for Neuman, he can be reached by emailing sneuman “at”forevervinyl.com.