Influential Small-Business Organization Supports Candidate with Experience as Small-Business Advocate
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2012 —The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small-business association, today endorsed Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) for the United States Senate. Mandel is challenging current Senator Sherrod Brown (D).
“Josh Mandel is the proven, pro-small business candidate in this race,” said Dan Danner, CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business. “Throughout his years in public service, Josh has shown that he understands the pressing issues facing small-business owners, and has worked to ensure that tax reform, affordable solutions for health care and reducing wasteful government spending top his priority list. His focus on fiscal responsibility and his push for the government to work within its means resonates with our NFIB members, especially during these tough economic times. Josh Mandel will work hard for the people of Ohio in the United States Senate and will carry the concerns of small business through the halls of Congress.”
“We’re impressed with Josh Mandel’s track record of holding the line on small government and fostering a better business climate for Ohio’s job creators,” said Roger Geiger, Executive Director of NFIB Ohio. “He clearly shares the priorities of Ohio’s small businesses and is focused on policies that will lead to renewed growth and entrepreneurship.”
There are over 25,000 NFIB small-business owners in Ohio and many more small-business owners across the state that will benefit from strong small-business support in the United States Senate. Mandel’s endorsement comes from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust (SAFE), the association’s political action committee, and is based on positions regarding key small-business issues including health care, taxes, and labor and regulatory issues.
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 will encourage its members in Ohio to help turn out the small-business vote for Mandel this coming Election Day.
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.