Republican Michael Ghassali, who is expected to formally enter the race for Congress against Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) on July 1, says that he’ll promote his record of cutting taxes.
“While many politicians run campaigns on cutting taxes and being pro-business, it is often the case that these same politicians have no real plans for actually doing what they promise nor do they often understand what is actually required to do so,” Ghassali said. “As Mayor of Montvale, I have a proven track record of cutting red-tape, being business friendly, and most importantly reducing taxes for our residents.”
Ghassali credits himself of encouraging several multi-billion companies to keep their corporate headquarters in Montvale.
“Doing so is my true passion and motivation—it’s one of the reasons I am running for Congress. I want to continue to do the same for our district and for our state. Keeping companies and jobs here benefits us all,” Ghasali said.
While some large companies are based in Montvale, the borough has lost Mercedes-Benz USA America and the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) have left over the last several years.
“My strategy is hands-on and direct. I don’t want to ‘claw back’ dollars and then lie to you about how much it saved us in taxes I can tell you exactly how much ‘clawing back’ dollars has really saved our state in taxes — zero.” Ghassali said. “Unlike my opponent, I like to get to the root cause of problems, fix them, and then maintain those solutions and continue to make them better—that’s what successful businesses do and that’s what I will do for us all.”