Chrin Trying To Buy Seat In Congress
Editor: Wall Street investment banker and longtime Short Hills, New Jersey, resident “Jersey John” Chrin has parachuted into Pennsylvania for the purpose of buying the 8th District Congressional seat currently held by Matt Cartwright. Watching Chrin trying to dupe voters into thinking he’s “one of us” has been akin to watching a TV show about flipping houses. Chrin was born and raised in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area, but left after college and pursued a career as a Wall Street investment banker, purchasing a home in Short Hills, which he still owns. In 2018, Bloomberg ranked Short Hills the fifth richest neighborhood in the U.S., with an average household income of $354,479. And in 2012, the median listing price for homes there was $1.75 million — doubtless higher by now. But to represent Pennsylvania in Congress, the Constitution says you must be a legal resident. So last November, “Jersey John” bought a house in the A-B-E area. About as close to the 8th District as any place he has ever lived. When the Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the gerrymandered lines of Cartwright’s District, “Jersey John” bought still another property, a condo in Monroe County, so that he can claim residency in the 8th and maybe deflect the “carpetbagger” charges being directed his way. He did so just this past May. So he has “resided” in the 8th District for only the past few months. Actually, this frenetic house buying just goes to show what he really is — a wealthy carpetbagging opportunist trying to buy a seat in Congress — which he will use to further enrich the plutocrats with whom he’s been rubbing elbows his entire adult life. The rest of us will get to pay the bill. John Wills RICE TWP.