PARSIPPANY — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the non-partisan and non-profit voice of small businesses for over 75 years, announced its endorsement of Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce for re-election because of her work to help small businesses thrive in New Jersey.
“Your election is not only critical to the small-business owners in your district, but also to protecting free enterprise across the state. On behalf of all NFIB members, we look forward to standing with you this November,” said Laurie Ehlbeck, State Director of NFIB New Jersey, in a letter to the Assemblywoman announcing the endorsement.
BettyLou DeCroce not only has a strong legislative record of supporting New Jersey’s businesses and job creators, but also an extensive experience in managing small businesses. She served as President and Owner of ERA Gallo & DeCroce Realtors, a Morris County-based real estate firm that was owned and operated by the Assemblywoman and the late Assembly Leader Alex DeCroce, her husband. She also is president of ABL Holding Company, LLC, a home consulting and investment company.
“This endorsement by the National Federation of Independent Business is greatly appreciated. Having run small businesses and coming from a family of small business owners and operators, I fully appreciate the challenges they face, which is why I have worked in the Legislature to stop public policies that stifle business growth and kill jobs in New Jersey. Most businesses in our state are small businesses. The only way to keep our economy vibrant and grow jobs is to support the small business people,” said Assemblywoman DeCroce.
The Assemblywoman is member of both the Parsippany-Troy Hills Satellite Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, and she has received numerous business-related awards, including the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Legislator of the Year. She also has been honored with the Defender of the Taxpayer Award for her advocacy of common-sense measures to reduce taxes and create jobs, and she was a two time finalist for the Leading Women Entrepreneur Award.
Assemblywoman DeCroce also has been declared one of the 50 Best Women in Business by NJBIZ and was a New Jersey Monthly finalist for Leading Woman Entrepreneur and Business Owner.
The NFIB has been advocating in the 50 states and in Washington D.C. on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners since its founding in 1943. The NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses, speaking out on the most pressing small business issues, such as taxes, healthcare, and regulations.