NFIB Thanks Legislators Who Made the Small Business 100 Club

Date: June 11, 2020

Release of small-business voting records finds 47 with perfect scores

Contact: Chad Heinrich, Arizona State Director, [email protected]
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, [email protected]

PHOENIX, June 11, 2020—The report card is out and now everyone can know which Arizona senators and representatives can back up their claim to be true friends of small businesses.

“We’re singling out for special thanks to those senators and representatives who have joined what we are calling the Small Business 100 Club,” said Chad Heinrich, Arizona state director for NFIB. “Sixteen senators and 31 state representatives had 100-percent, pro-small-business voting records in the 2019 and 2020 sessions of the Arizona State Legislature, earning the gratitude of Main Street, mom-and-pop enterprises.”

Lawmakers were graded on their votes on six issues of importance to small business. A description of those issues and every legislator’s vote on them can be read here. Two legislators, Sen. Vince Leach and Rep. Ben Toma, were honored June 10 with NFIB Guardian of Small Business awards for putting in the extra mile for small business.

Senators with 100% voting records were:

Sylvia Allen
Sonny Borrelli
Paul Boyer
Kate Brophy McGee
Heather Carter
Karen Fann
David Farnsworth
Eddie Farnsworth
David Gowan
Rick Gray
Sine Kerr
Vince Leach
David Livingston
Tyler Pace
Frank Pratt
Michelle Ugenti-Rita

Representatives with 100% voting records were:

John Allen
Nancy Barto
Leo Biasiucci
Walter Blackman
Shawnna Bolick
Russell “Rusty” Bowers
Noel Campbell
Frank Carroll
Regina E. Cobb
David L. Cook
Timothy Dunn
John Fillmore
Mark Finchem
Travis W. Grantham
Gail Griffin
John Kavanagh
Anthony T. Kern
Jay Lawrence
Becky A. Nutt
Joanne Osborne
Kevin Payne
Warren Petersen
Steve Pierce
Tony Rivero
Bret Roberts
Thomas “T.J.” Shope
Bob Thorpe
Ben Toma
Kelly Townsend
Michelle Udall
Jeff Weninger

Keep up with the latest on Arizona small-business at or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_AZ


For more than 77 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit

NFIB Arizona
24 W. Camelback Rd. #A252
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Twitter: @NFIB_AZ



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