News Release--Northeast Washington legislators praised for taking the tough votes
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 6, 2017—The NFIB/Washington Political Action Committee today endorsed State Sen. Shelly Short and State Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber for election to their Legislative District 7 seats when voters head back to the polls on November 7.
Short was appointed by county commissioners to replace former Sen. Brian Dansel who took a job with the Trump administration after winning the District 7 senate seat. Maycumber was also appointed by county commissioners to replace Short in the District 7, Position 1 House seat. The District 7 seat includes all of Pend Oreille, Stevens, and Ferry counties, and parts of Okanogan and Spokane counties.
Short defeated Karen Hardy in the August 1 Primary Election, 67 percent to 33 percent; Maycumber prevailed over Susan Swanson, 66 percent to 34 percent.
Speaking for the NFIB/Washington Political Action Committee, State Director Patrick Connor said, “Rep. Maycumber distinguished herself by taking tough votes in her inaugural session, supporting local small-business owners despite immense pressure from Big Labor, Big Business, and other advocates of Big Government to impose costly new mandates and tax increases on our state’s small employers and entrepreneurs. We are proud to endorse Jacquelin Maycumber for state representative.”
About Short, Connor said, “While other lawmakers were more concerned about appeasing Big Labor, Big Business, and other champions of Big Government this year, Sen. Shelly Short again proved to be a true Guardian of Small Business, voting to protect local employers and entrepreneurs from new mandates and higher taxes. We are proud to endorse Shelly Short for state senate.”
Short’s endorsement was based on a 90 percent, pro-small-business voting record from the 2015-2016 session of the Washington State Legislature. Maycumber’s endorsement was based on a 100 percent score on a candidate questionnaire. Small businesses are 99.5 percent of all businesses in the state, employing 1.3 million people. NFIB has 7,000 dues-paying, small-business owning members in Washington state.
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.
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