The Tennessee office of NFIB, the state’s leading small business advocacy organization, today presented its coveted Guardian of Small Business award to state Rep. Jason Zachary (District 14). NFIB made the presentation this morning at Hickory Hardscapes, an NFIB member in Farragut.
The Guardian of Small Business award is the most prestigious honor that NFIB bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small business. The NFIB Tennessee Leadership Council, an advisory board comprised of NFIB members, voted to present the award to the legislator for his outstanding leadership on small-business issues.
“Jason Zachary is an exceptionally strong supporter of small business,” NFIB State Director Jim Brown said. “Representative Zachary not only has a perfect lifetime 100 percent voting record with NFIB, but he has sponsored important legislation that is greatly helping Tennessee entrepreneurs. His commitment to sensible regulation and less red tape on small business has significantly helped to promote a stable and predictable business environment.”
Brown noted Zachary’s sponsorship of House Bill 362, which passed in bipartisan fashion in 2018. The law ensures post-construction storm water permit requirements cannot be more stringent than current EPA requirements and requires state legislative review of permits regulating a local government entity’s municipal separate storm water system.
Zachary, who is an NFIB member, chairs the House Calendar & Rules Committee and serves on the Finance Ways & Means, Insurance, and Select Committee on Rules committees.
“It’s an honor to receive the NFIB Guardian of Small Business award because it underscores the commitment I made to support small businesses when I first ran for office and continue to have today,” Zachary said. “Small business is the backbone of our economy, and I’ll remain steadfast in supporting job creators and risk takers in my district and across Tennessee.”