(via WashingtonPost.com) The Washington Post’s J.D. Harrison reached out to small business owners across the country to see what was influencing their votes during Tuesday’s mid-term elections. Here are some of the issues he found:

Income inequality: Deborah Field, co-owner of Paperjam Press, a digital print and design company in Portland, Ore., said “I’ll be voting for a candidate who has solving the income inequality gap in our country as a top agenda item (…)

Workforce training: Today’s economy has left many young people behind, says Lisa Goodbee, president of Goodbee & Associates, a full-service consulting firm in Centennial, Colo. (…)

Simplify working with the government: We find the system to procure government business unnecessarily complex, says Amit V. Kapur, director of technical operations at AVM Inc. a precision metal finishing company in Chantilly, Va.:

Immigration reform: I would benefit from more skilled workers, and I see immigration reform as a path to those changes, says Ron Nelsen, owner of Pioneer Overhead Door, based in Las Vegas, Nev.

Read more at WashingtonPost.com: “Small business owners: Here’s what matters most as we cast our midterm votes

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