Monday, September 26, 2011

Small business endorses Bill Stanley in senate race

Glade Hill, Virginia, September 26, 2011 — The National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Bill Stanley in the 20th Senate District race.

The endorsement was made by NFIB/Virginia SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. NFIB has 6,000 small-business members throughout the Commonwealth.

“Bill Stanley understands the challenges facing Virginia’s small, family businesses and is the clear choice in Senate District 20,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB/Virginia. “What this means is that as a senator, Stanley has stood up for Virginia’s job creators time and again on important issues such as tax relief, health-care reform and the right of employees to cast secret ballots in union organization elections.”

“We believe Bill Stanley will continue to take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs and puts the Commonwealth back on the pathway to success.”

Upon hearing that he had received NFIB’s endorsement, Sen. Stanley stated: “I am very grateful for this endorsement from this very important association of small businesses. Our economic recovery in Southside and Southwest Virginia will greatly depend on the vitality and success of small businesses in our area. In Richmond, we must find new solutions that create the environment for small businesses to be established, grow and flourish. The road to renewed prosperity in our region and putting our citizens back to work will require us to reduce the tax and regulatory burdens on small businesses, as well as creating incentives for investment in new businesses in the 20th District. We must get our work force ready by offering displaced workers technical training, higher education and trade apprenticeship opportunities. And, I will work tirelessly to promote our region as the best place to do business, and I will not rest until all of the people of the 20th District are back to work in good well-paying jobs.”

NFIB’s endorsement is critical to a candidate’s campaign. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of the campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and voting records on small business issues.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Business, Election 2011, Elections, Politics, State Politics

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