Letter: McHenry can put economy back on track

America’s international trade deals seem to be a major theme of this election cycle, but I do not need to listen to a political debate to get a sense of their impact. As a resident of Gaston County, I can take a short drive in any direction and see just how these terrible trade deals have affected businesses in my community.

Thankfully, if there is one congressman that understands how to get the economy back on the right track, it’s Patrick McHenry. Years ago, his dad opened a small business of his own in Gastonia, which Patrick worked for before entering into politics. This firsthand experience, I imagine, is why Patrick has fought against Democrats, and even those in his own party, who have backed these trade deals that are responsible for wreaking havoc on small businesses across America.

As residents of North Carolina’s Tenth Congressional District, we all need a representative in Washington who looks out for the interests of our local economy – a representative who truly understands that small business is the lifeblood of America’s economy. That’s why we must re-elect Patrick McHenry for Congress.

Jarvis Moss, Gastonia

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