The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s and Virginia’s leading small business association, said today it has endorsed Jill Vogel for lieutenant governor and John Adams for attorney general. The endorsements were made by the NFIB Virginia PAC, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members and is based on the candidates’ positions on small-business issues.
“We need leaders who understand that small business is the engine that drives Virginia’s economy,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB. “Jill Vogel and John Adams have shown us they understand the need to maintain a level playing field so small, family-run businesses can succeed.
“During her nearly 10 years in the Senate, Jill Vogel achieved a 90 percent voting record, standing up time and again to promote and protect the rights of Virginia’s small businesses,” Riley said. “She defended our property rights, supported much-needed regulatory reform, and worked to keep taxes low.
“John Adams’ career as a lawyer representing small-business owners has given him a unique understanding of the challenges employers face,” Riley said. “He’s committed to using his powers to review burdensome regulations that tie the hands of small-business owners and to oppose any efforts to undermine Virginia’s status as a right-to-work state.
“We believe Jill Vogel and John Adams will do everything they can to help small businesses grow and create jobs,” Riley said. “That’s why I’m proud to announce NFIB’s endorsement of Jill Vogel for lieutenant governor and John Adams for attorney general.
Today’s endorsements put the considerable grassroots support of the commonwealth’s small businesses behind the Vogel and Adams campaigns. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to vote. NFIB will encourage its members to help turn out the influential small business voting bloc on Election Day.