Jolly Earns Small Business Endorsement in Special Congressional Race

Date: February 06, 2014

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Jolly Earns Small Business Endorsement in Special Congressional Race

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 6, 2014--
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small-business association, has endorsed David Jolly in the 13th District special election. The election is being held Tuesday, March 11.


The endorsement was made by NFIB’s Political Action Committee, SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.


David Jolly understands the challenges facing Florida’s small, family-owned businesses and is the clear choice in the special election to represent the 13th District in Congress,” said Bill Herrle, executive director of NFIB/Florida.


“After serving as a congressional aide for NFIB Guardian Award winner Bill Young for over 20 years, Jolly began several Florida-based small businesses and dealt with the same challenges facing our members. As a result, he founded the Florida Federal Contractors Association and worked to stop project-labor agreements (PLAs) so that small businesses could have equal opportunity to bid for jobs, Herrle said.”


“In addition to his strong small business background and advocacy, Jolly supports the repeal of the burdensome Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment,” said NFIB Vice President of Political & Grassroots Lisa Goeas. “David Jolly will be a staunch supporter of small businesses as they continue to create the kinds of jobs Florida needs.”


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. 




Commemorating its 70th anniversary, the National Federation of Independent Business 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 its 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.

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