Balles earns another endorsement from a pro-jobs committee
Earlier this week, the National Federation of Independent Business NJ SAFE Trust announced its endorsement of Frank X. Balles for Senate in the close race against career politician Jim Whelan. The NFIB?s endorsement comes on the heels of PENPAC?s recent endorsement of Balles? campaign.
The NFIB, known as the voice of small business, surveys its members every legislative session to identify key concerns and issues affecting small business owners throughout New Jersey. Balles earned the NFIB?s endorsement because his policy positions are consistent with the concerns of the district?s small business owners.
?Frank?s positions on the important issues are perfectly consistent with our members and we can count on him to fight for the interests of small business owners as a member of the State Senate,? said NFIB New Jersey State Director Laurie Ehlbeck.
While the organization was impressed with Balles? policy positions, pledges for tax relief and budget savings, the organization noted that Jim Whelan scored a disappointing 50 percent on their most recent legislative scorecard.
?He voted against small businesses on 50 percent of the issues, which is very a disappointing record,? said Ehlbeck. ?It?s one thing to talk about small business. It?s another thing to make the tough votes that matter to small businesses.?
As a Senator, Balles is committed to improving New Jersey?s business climate to make it easier for small businesses to create jobs and grow the economy. Balles? jobs plan includes a 1% across the board business income tax cut, state budget savings, easing regulations, and cleaning up Atlantic City?s streets to encourage economic development.
?Our local economy has lost 15,000 jobs and Jim Whelan has done nothing to lead our region and be a voice for our hard working business owners,? Republican Senate Candidate Frank X. Balles said. ?We deserve a senator who will improve New Jersey?s ranking for places to do business and will fight to ease our state?s highest in the region business taxes and strangling regulations. I pledge to be that voice and I?m proud to have the endorsement of the hard working members of the NFIB.?