Spadafora says job creation will be his top priority
A newly-released business scorecard gives State Representative Katherine Clark a failing grade for her voting record on issues impacting the state’s employers.
Clark received a score of 50 (out of 100) from Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), the state’s largest employer group, on its 2009-2010 Legislative Scorecard, which was released on September 29. Only 11 of the House’s 160 members earned a lower grade than Clark, who is running for the soon-to-be-vacated State Senate seat for the Middlesex & Essex District.
Malden City Councilor Craig Spadafora, who is also running for the Senate seat, said Clark’s poor showing is not surprising, given her support for a series of tax increases that have hurt small businesses.
“Representative Clark’s voting record has been marked by one tax increase after another, and those increases have had a chilling effect on small businesses and contributed to our state’s record unemployment levels,” said Spadafora. “Over 300,000 Massachusetts residents don’t have a job, but if I’m elected to the Senate, I will do everything I can to improve the state’s business climate and get those people back to work.”
Spadafora recently received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading association of small and independent business owners, which cited his commitment to “the needs of thousands of Main Street small businesses and their more than one million employees in Massachusetts.”
“Thank you for standing with us on the issues important to small business,” NFIB/MA State Director Bill Vernon wrote to Spadafora in a letter announcing the organization’s endorsement.
View the full report here: http://www.aimnet.org/Content/NavigationMenu/GovernmentAffairs/AIMLegislativeScorecard/default.htm