DENVER, Colo., August 18, 2014—The representative association for the state’s small-business owners today endorsed Don Ytterberg for Congress over incumbent Ed Permutter in Colorado’s Seventh District.
“I don’t know of many other candidates in America whose small-business roots run deeper than Don Ytterberg’s,” said Tony Gagliardi, Colorado state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s Voice of Small Business. “From starting his work life in his family’s century-old small business to founding his own small business, Advanced Surface Technologies, and building it into one of the leading nickel-plating companies in the nation, Don Ytterberg would bring to Congress the type of representative we badly need more of: Someone who’s signed the front of a paycheck, dealt with yet another tax increase or new regulation, and knows all of his employees by their first names. The incumbent has only a 23 percent pro-small-business voting record, which is not what the people who employ the majority of working Americans and generate almost every new job need.”
The endorsement of Ytterberg was made by NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the association’s political action committee. NFIB has more than 350,000 members nationwide, including more than 7,000 in Colorado. Brief, single-pages of bulleted information on the power of the small-business vote, what a small business is and the distinctions it has from a big business can be found here.
For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.
National Federation of Independent Business/Colorado
1580 Logan St. Suite 520
Denver, CO 80203