Albany (August 14, 2014) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today announced its support for the reelection of Congressman Tom Reed in New York’s 23rd Congressional District race.
“Every member of Congress claims to support small business but Tom Reed has the record to make that claim valid,” said NFIB/New York State Director Mike Durant. “He’s a real fighter and our members very much appreciate his leadership in Washington.”
NFIB is the country’s leading advocate for small business owners representing roughly 10,000 members in New York. The group endorses candidates based on their voting record on key issues identified by its members such as health care, taxes, labor and regulatory issues. NFIB tracks votes at the state and federal levels. In the previous Congress Reed earned a 100 percent on the NFIB Voting Record. He has a near-perfect record in this term as well.
NFIB Vice President Lisa Goeas, who heads the organization’s political and grassroots operation, said it’s important for the country to have more people in Washington like Tom Reed who understand the importance of small business.
“The last several years have been rough for small business owners and Washington has been a big part of the problem,” she said. “Tom Reed has stood by our members on almost every tough vote. He’s one of the most reliable defenders of small business in Congress and we’re very proud to endorse his reelection.”
Reed’s endorsement was made by the NFIB SAFE Trust, the organization’s political action committee. Surveys show that small business owners are influential in their communities and NFIB members in New York’s 23rd Congressional District will work hard this year to send Tom Reed back to Washington.
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NFIB/NY State Director Mike Durant, Congressman Tom Reed and NFIB/NY Member Pete Mitchell, Owner of Parker's Grille and Tap Room in Geneva, NY