Here’s something interesting that you don’t hear about every day — Ben Pollock, who grew up working in his family’s company SMS Auto Fabrics, is running for U.S. Congress.
The 28-year-old Republican candidate from Oregon previously worked as an intern and then aide for Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. He also worked for Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich’s campaigns in the last presidential election. He holds a masters degree in public policy from American University in Washington, DC.
According to his campaign website, Pollock is running as a “citizen legislator,” pledging to not serve more than two terms in Congress so as to ensure the public that he will not be “cozying up to interest groups.”
Of course, as an auto upholstery news website, The Hog Ring is not endorsing Pollock. We just think it’s really exciting to see someone from within our industry challenging the powers that be in such a big way. To read more about Pollock’s platform, visit his campaign website.
And if you speak to SMS Auto Fabrics, congratulate them on raising such a smart kid!