The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement in the upcoming New Jersey gubernatorial race. In a statement released by Founder and CEO Duvi Honig, the Chamber explained its reasoning for supporting Republican Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno:
“Over the past eight years, Kim Guadagno has proven to have a solid grasp of the economic issues facing our community. She has taken a personal interest in this topic and has been incredibly hands on in her efforts to help New Jersey’s economy thrive.
“Additionally, Kim Guadagno shares the values cherished by the Orthodox community. She is a strong supporter of school vouchers and busing for students in religious schools. She is also a supporter of traditional family values, and opposes Medicaid funding for abortions.
“In contrast, her opponent, Democrat Phil Murphy and his running mate Sheila Oliver have a far left agenda that is contrary to our values, threatens private school funding and makes school choice all but impossible. In fact, Ms. Oliver was among only three legislators in the entire state to vote against New Jersey’s landmark legislation that prevents investment of taxpayer dollars in companies that support the BDS movement, which seeks to delegitimize and harm Israel.
“The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce urges you to vote for Kim Guadagno for governor. It is crucial that we choose lower taxes and a stronger economy, and stay true to the Torah values we cherish. Many polls have shown a tightening race and there is lots of late breaking momentum towards the Lieutenant Governor. Your vote matters! We look forward to continue working together with Kim to help our community and New Jersey’s economy thrive.”