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Republican congressional candidate David Richter. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Richter endorsed by national small business advocacy group in NJ-3

National Federation of Independent Businesses praises Richter’s business experience

By David Wildstein, July 31 2020 9:44 am

The National Federation of Independent Businesses, a top small business advocacy group, has endorsed Republican David Richter for Congress in New Jersey’s 3rd district against Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown).

“Thanks to his background in business, David Richter deeply understands the challenges our members are facing,” said NFIB state director Eileen Kean.  “We know that he will be a proud supporter of the issues our members are concerned with, such as taxes, labor, and regulations.”

Richter is the former CEO of Hill International, one of the nation’s largest construction companies.  In that role, he grew a small family business into a public company with more than 4,300 employees.

“We are confident David Richter will be an advocate for New Jersey’s small business community,” said NFIB National Political Director Sharon Sussin.  “His impressive experience and determination to work hard for smaller government and lower taxes make him a strong ally for small businesses in the state and across the country.”

The NFIB had endorsed Republican Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River) in his first run for Congress in 2014.

MacArthur had been able to maintain business support while still winning endorsements from labor groups, like the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council and the New Jersey Laborers Union.  Those unions are now backing Kim, who narrowly unseated MacArthur in 2018.

“I will be a strong advocate in Congress for small and family-owned businesses, fighting to cut taxes and regulation and helping them recover from the current public health and economic crisis,” Richter said.

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