23 Legislative Candidates Earn Small Business Endorsement

Date: August 17, 2016 Last Edit: October 14, 2016

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The National Federation of
Independent Business, South Carolina’s leading small-business association, has
endorsed candidates in six state Senate races and 17 House contests.

The endorsements come from the NFIB South Carolina SAFE
(Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB

“These candidates clearly understand the crucial role small
businesses play in our economy,” said Ben Homeyer, state director of NFIB. “We
believe they will continue to help South Carolina’s small businesses grow and
create jobs.”


  • Rex Rice (District 2)
  • Floyd Nicholson (District 10)
  • Glenn Reese (District 11)
  • Scott Talley (District 12)
  • Wes Climer (District 15)
  • Nikki Setzler (District 26)


  • Davey Hiott (District 4)
  • Anne J. Thayer (District 9)
  • Samuel Rivers (District 15)
  • Mark N. Willis (District 16)
  • Rick Martin (District 40)
  • Michael A. Anthony (District 42)
  • Brandon Newton (District 45)
  • Laurie Slade Funderburk (District 52)
  • Richard “Richie” Yow (District 53)
  • Jeffrey E. Johnson (District 58)
  • Richard Quinn (District 69)
  • Bart Blackwell (District 81)
  • Micah Caskey (District 89)
  • Lee Hewitt (District 108)
  • William Herbkersman (District 118)
  • Leon Stavrinakis (District 119)
  • Shannon S. Erickson (District 124)

The NFIB South Carolina SAFE Trust’s endorsement is critical
to each 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 records on small business issues. 


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