Small business federation endorses Webber

MORRISTOWN, NJ — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) lined up behind Jay Webber on Thursday in this year’s battle to succeed Rodney Frelinghuysen in NJ-11. 

“NFIB is the voice of small business owners and I’m proud to have it in my corner,” said Webber while standing in the Shade Tree Garage in Morristown. “Small businesses like the Shade Tree Garage and their owners like John O’Connor are the engines that drive growth in our economy.  I’ve led the pro-growth movement in New Jersey fighting to relax regulations that weigh small businesses down and reduce their tax burden to allow them to thrive. Folks like John can count on me to do the same for them in Washington.

“America is seeing tremendous economic success this year and now is the time to embrace that momentum.  Together, we can pursue new, positive opportunities for our country,” continued Webber.

“Unfortunately, my opponent has her head buried in the sand, working backwards from the partisan narrative that America is broken and every ill from which it suffers is the fault of Republicans,” said Webber, referring to Democrat nominee Mikie Sherrill. “Her hyper-partisan reflex of opposing anything a member of the other party does would only contribute to the dysfunction we see in Washington. Well, when a customer comes to John O’Connor, he doesn’t ask her whether she’s a Democrat or Republican, John just wants to serve the customer as best he can.  The same should hold true in Washington — small businesses need leaders in Congress who will work with both sides of the aisle to keep America and New Jersey moving forward.  That’s what I will do.”

“Jay Webber has a proven record of standing up for New Jersey small businesses,” added NFIB’s New Jersey State Director Laurie Ehlbeck. “We are confident that he will continue to be a champion for small businesses and stand up for issues they care about, like protecting small business tax cuts and reducing burdensome regulations. On behalf of our members in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District, we are proud to endorse Jay Webber for election to the United States House of Representatives.”

NFIB represents thousands of New Jersey small businesses across all 21 counties.