For Immediate Release                                                                                                Contact:  Kelly Hart

September 26, 2019                                                                                                              973-464-1047

Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths, a current owner and a previous owner of small businesses in Sussex County respectively, were pleased today to accept the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) New Jersey PAC.  Space and Wirths are running for re-election in the 24th Legislative District that includes all of Sussex County, 11 towns in Warren County and Mt. Olive in Morris County.             

In praising Assemblymen Space and Wirths, Laurie Ehlbeck, NFIB’s State Director, said that their “election is not only critical to the small-business owners in District 24, but also to protecting free enterprise across the state. On behalf of all NFIB members, we look forward to standing with Assemblymen Space and Wirths this November.”

 “The endorsement is proof positive of my great voting record, and as a member of both the Assembly Labor and Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committees, for defending small business and free enterprise in New Jersey,” said Space.  “I have consistently voted against Democrat tax increases on small businesses and individuals.

“We need fewer regulations on businesses in order to keep them here or trying to entice others to move to New Jersey,” Space added, who is also a member of the NFIB.  “Our State is too over-regulated. I have proposed legislation to fast track permits; remove barriers to economic growth in the Highlands; to prohibit new regulations on manufacturing facilities for 10 years; and to permanently prohibit COAH fees on new businesses.” 

“I want to thank the NFIB for recognizing my record and acknowledging that I want make New Jersey a better place to own a business, employ our residents and fight against the Murphy’s liberal Democrat agenda against free enterprise,” Wirths said, himself also a member of the Assembly Labor Committee as well as the Assembly Appropriations and Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities.

“I will continue to stand up against Murphy’s tax hikes on small business owners and his administration’s job-killing regulations,” Wirths added.  “We need to foster an environment to promote freedom and economic development and not destroy it.”

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Paid for by Space for Assembly, PO Box 263, Sussex, NJ  07461; Wirths for Assembly, 12 Cornwall Court, Hamburg, NJ  07419;