Resources for Candidates

If you’re a small business ally running for office and interested in NFIB’s backing and support, contact us now.

Our political action committee, the Federal PAC, endorses pro-small business candidates. We are focused on protecting incumbents who are proven allies of small business, electing pro-small business candidates in open seats, and challenging anti-small business incumbents. The endorsement process on the federal level varies based on the type of race—incumbent, challenger or open seat.

If you’re running for federal office and are interested in our support, contact Sharon Wolff Sussin, National Political Director, at [email protected] or 800-552-6342.

Unlike many other national organizations, NFIB also operates individual PACs in most states that support candidates at the state level. If you’re a candidate running for state office and interested in our support, please visit your state page.

Federal Candidate Questionnaire (PDF)

If you’re a candidate seeking support from the Federal PAC, you may print and complete the questionnaire. Completed questionnaires are required for all non-incumbent candidates who are seeking the Federal PAC endorsement.

Please return your questionnaire to us at:
National Federation of Independent Business
ATTN: Sharon Wolff Sussin, National Political Director
1201 F Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20004


The Business Candidate (PDF)

Business owners are uniquely equipped to serve in public office. From balancing day-to-day operations and making payroll, to understanding what it takes to keep the doors open, business owners have valuable life experience that can be applied in public service.

If you’re a small business owner looking to run for office, this guide can provide you with the basics you need to know. We’re a useful resource for the many small business owners who want to make their communities better by becoming political candidates.

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