“The endorsements we’re announcing today are for incumbent legislators only and are based on their voting records on key small-business issues,” said Anthony K. Smith, Oregon state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s largest and leading small-business association with 350,000 members nationwide, including nearly 7,000 in Oregon. Today’s endorsements were made by the NFIB/Oregon SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the political action committee for NFIB.
“Our committee evaluated the voting records of all Oregon state legislators running for re-election and determined that these 29 lawmakers understand and acknowledge the challenges that small businesses face in our state,” said Smith. “Challengers to those lawmakers not making the grade, and candidates competing for open seats, will be evaluated by our political action committee in the coming months.”
Senators endorsed for re-election—Jeff Kruse, Senate District 1; Herman Baertschiger Jr., SD2; Fred Girod, SD9; Brian Boquist, SD12; Tim Knopp, SD27; Bill Hansell, SD29; Ted Ferrioli, SD30.
House members endorsed for re-election—Dallas Heard, House District 2; Carl Wilson, HD3; Duane Stark, HD4; Sal Esquivel, HD6; Cedric Hayden, HD7; Caddy McKeown, HD9; Andy Olson, HD15; Sherrie Sprenger, HD17; Vic Gilliam, HD18; Jodi Hack, HD19; Mike Nearman, HD23; Bill Post, HD25; Julie Parrish, HD37; Bill Kennemer, HD39; Mark Johnson, HD52; Gene Whisnant, HD53; Knute Buehler, HD54; Mike McLane, HD55; Greg Smith, HD57; Greg Barreto, HD58; John Huffman, HD59; Cliff Bentz, HD60.
Learn more about the power of the small-business vote at this online media kit: Quick Information About Main Street, Oregon. You’ll find single pages of bullet information on the nine topics contained in it.
National Federation of Independent Business/Oregon