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TRENTON NJ, NFIB New Jersey PAC, the state’s most influential and effective small business political action committee, today announced its endorsement of businessman and former assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli for governor. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) New Jersey PAC, whose members are New Jersey small business owners, overwhelmingly supported backing Ciattarelli based on his record and platform and will work hard to make the Voice of Small Business heard in this election.
“I am excited to extend NFIB’s endorsement to Jack Ciattarelli, a strong, pro-small-business candidate, who understands what it takes to start and grow a business, hire workers, and sign both sides of a paycheck,” said Joe Olivo, NFIB NJ Leadership Council chair and owner/operator of Perfect Printing in Moorestown. “As a state legislator in Trenton, Jack always had the back of Main Street and New Jersey’s small business owners and their employees. Now, with the COVID-19 Pandemic still damaging our small businesses and the Murphy administration’s policies and often unfair treatment of small firms doing more harm than good, it is vital for New Jersey’s recovery, job growth, and communities to elect Jack Ciattarelli, a small business champion, as governor.”
“NFIB is the voice of the nearly one million New Jersey small and independent businesses,” said Jack Ciattarelli. “New Jersey is at a crossroads. We can either continue to follow the status quo of high taxes, bureaucratic red-tape, and hiring challenges – the likes of which we haven’t seen in more than a decade – or we can write a new chapter in New Jersey’s story. As the first major gubernatorial candidate to be a small business owner in more than 30 years, I understand the unique challenges Main Street has faced. It’s an honor to receive this endorsement. When I am elected governor, I will recreate an economy that supports and strengthens Main Street.”
Last week, NFIB NJ announced a bipartisan slate of endorsements for the New Jersey Senate and Assembly in the November 2nd election, stating, “This election is too important for the business community to stay on the sidelines and accept the status quo and one-size-fits-all policies coming out of Trenton.” New Jersey small businesses are experiencing serious regulatory, tax, and hiring challenges from Trenton, instead of the pro-growth policies they need. NFIB will aggressively support Jack Ciattarelli and the legislative candidates who best represent our members and will fight for the continued growth and vitality of New Jersey small businesses.
NFIB New Jersey PAC’s endorsement is important in this campaign. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members, and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB will encourage its thousands of business members in New Jersey to help turn out the small-business vote for NFIB New Jersey PAC-endorsed candidates in early voting and on Election Day.
For more than 75 years, NFIB has been the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit www.NFIB.com.