Mike Whalen, the founder and chief executive of Heart of America Restaurants and Inns, says he knows what happens “when workers and business are overtaxed, overlitigated and over-regulated.” The Harvard Law School graduate and 28-year veteran of the foodservice industry also believes too many laws have been passed by individuals who don’t have “the practical experience of solving problems.” Whalen is confident he can help effect change in Washington, D.C., which is why he is running for ...

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