I found out yesterday that I have again been endorsed by the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business). The NFIB was founded in 1943 to be a voice for small businesses, and a resource to provide them with information on how laws affect them. This is NOT an advocacy group for big business. They are a group dedicated to helping businesses like the ones we have right here in District 11. 60% of NFIB members have 5 or fewer employees. 55% of NFIB members report gross sales of $350,000 or less. They are not controlled by outside groups or big money PACs. Each NFIB member gets ONE vote. I first learned about the NFIB a few years ago when I walked into Fall Mountain Small Engine to campaign. Before Tom said anything, he pulled out this booklet, and said “the NFIB says you’re ok”. I’d never heard of them. In travelling the district and asking these small businesses about it, I was surprised at how many of them were members.
I’m proud that I have again earned their endorsement, based on my voting record, and my support for the small businesses of Sullivan County District 11.