Forbes commended for efforts in Washington

Published 9:45 am Friday, October 12, 2012

To the Editor:

Randy Forbes is doing a great job promoting growth of jobs in this region.

He is consistently working to increase business opportunities, which bring jobs. Small businesses are the major employer in this economy, and he fights to protect small business owners.

Randy Forbes has worked with our region to attract businesses and jobs back to Tidewater. Just recently International Paper re-opened the Franklin Mill, which will eventually go a long way in helping alleviate some of our unemployment problems.

Taxes and regulations harm businesses, but the greater burden falls on small businesses because they can’t afford to hire someone to make sure they comply with everything. Financially, they have less flexibility.

We must continue to work for fewer taxes and less regulation. Randy Forbes will fight for these. If we want this region to grow, we need to reelect Randy Forbes.

He is critical to our well being as a region.

Mary Howald