NAME: Christopher H. Smith
AGE: 55, born March 4, 1953, in Rahway.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, Trenton State College (1975).
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: U.S. House, 1980-present. A Republican, he represents the 4th district, which includes parts of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Sales executive at family owned sporting goods business, former executive director of New Jersey Right to Life.
FAMILY: Wife, Marie. Four grown children.