|U.S. House, New Jersey, District 2|
Assad is the son of an immigrant from Egypt, and was born and raised in Absecon, New Jersey. He studied social science at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and he was recognized as one of Atlantic City Weekly’s "Top 40 Under 40" and Red Alert Politics' "30 Under 30." Assad was also a school board member.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Assad's academic, professional and political career:
- 2006-2013: Absecon Board of Education
- 2009-2014: Employee at Apple Inc.
- 2012-2013: Talk show host on Ocean City's WIBG-AM
Assad listed the following themes on his campaign website. See Assad's website for his position on other issues.
—Mike Assad, 
According to his website, Assad's campaign platform included the following issues:
- Term limits
- Reduced involvement in labor negotiations
- Domestic energy production and opposition to cap and trade legislation
The 2nd Congressional District of New Jersey held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Frank LoBiondo (R) defeated Bill Hughes, Jr. (D), Gary Stein (I), Bayode Olabisi (I), Costantino Rozzo (American Labor Party) and Alexander Spano (Democratic-Republican). LoBiondo defeated Mike Assad in the Republican primary on June 3, 2014, while Hughes defeated Dave Cole for the Democratic nomination.
New Jersey's 2nd was considered a battleground district in 2014. Although LoBiondo won re-election in 2012 by a safe 17.4 percent margin of victory, the 2012 presidential race went Democratic, with Barack Obama winning the district by an 8.1 percent margin of victory.
|U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Frank LoBiondo Incumbent||82.5%||14,294|
|Source: New Jersey Division of Elections - Official Election Results|
Assad ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 2nd District. He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket, and lost to incumbent Frank LoBiondo in the June 5 Republican primary.
|New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|Frank LoBiondo Incumbent||87.6%||20,551|
|Mike Assad (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|October Quarterly||October 8, 2013||$0||$3,548.18||$(3,112.17)||$436.01|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$436.01||$3,631.37||$(2,278.11)||$1,789.27|
|April Quarterly||April 12, 2014||$1,789.27||$967.25||$(2,361.82)||$394.70|
Assad is engaged to Lisa Haggerty, whom he will marry on April 10, 2015.
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- United States House of Representatives
- New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014
- New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District
- New Jersey Department of State, "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed April 1, 2014
- WYNC, "Live! NJ Election Results," accessed June 5, 2012
- Mike Assad for Congress, "About Mike Assad," accessed April 7, 2014
- Gloucester County Times, "Candidates in Second Congressional District primaries discuss economy, taxes," accessed May 25, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Mike Assad for Congress, "Mike Assad on the Issues," accessed April 4, 2014
- Michael Assad campaign website, "Home," accessed May 28, 2012
- Politico, "2014 New Jersey House Election Results," accessed November 6, 2014
- YouTube, "Mike Assad for Congress Announcement," accessed April 15, 2014
- The Press of Atlantic City, "Absecon man announces challenge of LoBiondo for New Jersey House seat," accessed November 14, 2011
- New Jersey Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Results"
- Federal Election Commission, "Mike Assad Summary Report," accessed April 7, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Mike Assad October Quarterly," accessed April 7, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Mike Assad Year-End," accessed April 7, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Mike Assad April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014