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NFIB Maryland Safe Trust Committee Endorses 29 for Legislature

Date: May 28, 2014

Annapolis (May 28, 2014) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), representing thousands of small businesses in Maryland, today endorsed seven candidates for State Senate and 22 candidates for Assembly.
 
“This is a great crop of legislators who have perfect voting records on the issues that affect small business owners in Maryland,” said NFIB Regional Public Policy Director Tim Goodrich.  “Maryland is a difficult state for small business owners and it’s important for our members to have advocates in the Legislature whose appreciation for small business owners is matched by solid voting records.”
 
NFIB asks its members to identify the key issues in every state and then tracks lawmakers’ votes.  Legislators who vote with NFIB members on at least 70 percent of the issues can be endorsed by the organization.  This session seven State Senators and 22 members of the Assembly earned perfect 100 percent scores.
 
“We can’t ask for stronger allies than that,” said Goodrich.  “These are highly principled, highly consistent lawmakers and we’re proud to endorse them.  Our goal is to have a majority of members in the Maryland Legislature who understand the importance of small business and who are willing to make the tough votes when it counts.”
 
Below are the endorsed candidates:
SENATE
District/Senators with 100% vote record
1 George Edwards
4 David Brinkley           
5 Joseph Getty
7 J.B. Jennings
31 Bryan Simonaire
33 Edward Reilly
36 Stephen Hershey, Jr.
 
ASSEMBLY 
District/Delegates with 100% vote record
1A Wendell Beitzel

1B Kevin Kelly

2A Neil Parrott
Andrew Serafini
 
4 Kathy Afzali                
Kelly Schulz
 
5 Donald Elliott
Susan Krebs
Justin Ready
 
7 Rich Impallaria
Pat McDonough
Kathy Szeliga
 
8 John Cluster
 
9A Warren Miller
           
27C Mark Fisher
 
29C Anthony O’Donnell
 
33 Tony McConkey
                                               
34B Susan McComas
 
36 Jay Jacobs
Michael Smigiel
 
42B Susan Aumann
Joseph Boteler
 
The endorsements today were made by the NFIB SAFE Trust, the group’s political action committee.  Surveys show that small business owners are influential in their communities and in this election NFIB members across Maryland are proud to support the candidates listed above.
 
For more information about NFIB, please visit www.nfib.com.
 
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