New Jersey congressional candidate Tom Kean, Jr., visited OK Auto, 4WD & Tire, an NFIB member business, in August to discuss the issues that are impacting small, independent businesses.
Kean, who is running in the Garden State’s Seventh Congressional District, spent more than an hour with the owner operators of OK Auto, 4WD & Tire in Stewartsville, as well as several staff members, touring the facility and listening to the challenges facing all small businesses, including inflation, supply chain delays, the high cost of fuel and energy, lack of skilled labor, and the never-ending regulations, mandates, and taxes that drive up the cost of doing business in New Jersey. He pledged to be an advocate for small businesses across the district, citing his experience and leadership as a former New Jersey state senator and Senate Minority Leader.
OK Auto, 4WD & Tire is an independent business founded in 1979 that is a premier destination for off-road enthusiasts from New Jersey, the U.S, and around the world. As an independently owned business, they know firsthand the challenges facing start-ups and job creators in New Jersey. Kean discussed his desire to get things done in Washington, D.C., speed up the wheels of government, and lower the cost of doing business for Main Street businesses and entrepreneurs.
NFIB New Jersey State Director Eileen Kean, who attended the event in Stewartsville, noted that Kean had a strong pro-small-business voting record during his time in the New Jersey Legislature and has been a reliable voice and consistent leader for New Jersey’s small businesses.