Eye on the Races

Date: October 31, 2014 Last Edit: September 07, 2016

Election Day 2014 is just around the corner; here’s a look at the NFIB members vying for congressional seats.

Election Day 2014 is Nov. 4, and 19
NFIB members are running for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
. Here’s
a quick look at them: 

U.S.
Senate
 

Cory
Gardner
(Colorado, vs. incumbent Sen. Mark Udall):
The four-year House incumbent hails from
Yuma, where his family has owned a farm implement dealership for nearly a
century.

Mike
Rounds
(South Dakota, vs. Rick Weiland and Larry Pressler):
The president of an insurance agency with
four offices was governor from 2003 to 2009. 

U.S.
House of Representatives

Wendy
Rogers
(Arizona’s 9th District, vs. incumbent Rep. Kyrsten Sinema):
The retired Air Force lieutenant colonel runs
a property inspection company with her husband.

Dan
Logue
(California’s 3rd District, vs. incumbent Rep. John Garamendi):
The former owner of a real estate business
now is a member of the state Assembly and an NFIB champion. 

Jack
Orswell
(California’s 27th District, vs. incumbent Rep. Judy Chu):
The former FBI agent founded his own
insurance investigation company, which employs 10 people in Monrovia. 

Paul
Chabot
(California’s 31st District, vs. Pete Aguilar):
An Iraq War and law-enforcement veteran, he
is president of his own consulting company and lives in Rancho Cucamonga.

Don
Ytterberg
(Colorado’s 7th District, vs. incumbent Rep. Ed Perlmutter):
The Golden State native grew up in family
business and then founded a leading nickel-plating company.

Mark
Greenberg
(Connecticut’s 5th District, vs. incumbent Rep. Elizabeth Esty):
Founder of a mobile-telecom company and a
real estate management firm, the father of five lives in Litchfield. 

Buddy
Carter
(Georgia’s 1st District, vs. Brian Reese):
The owner of a pharmacy with three
locations, the Port Wentworth native was also mayor of Pooler and a state
senator.

Bobby
Schilling
(Illinois’ 17th District, vs. incumbent Cheri Bustos):
The Rock Island native and pizza parlor owner
served in the House in 2011-2012.

Dave
Trott
(Michigan’s 11th District, vs. Bobby McKenzie and John Tatar):
The Birmingham native and Duke University law
graduate is chairman of the family law firm and a political activist.

Stewart
Mills (Minnesota’s 8th District, vs. incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan):
A father of five, he is vice president of the
family’s Midwestern retailing empire, Mills Fleet Farm stores.

Jack
Seaman
(North Dakota’s At-Large District, vs. George Sinner and incumbent Rep.
Kevin Cramer):
A
self-declared “regular citizen,” the South Fargo resident owns and operates a
precious metals dealer. 

Jim
Fischer
(New York’s 20th District, vs. incumbent Rep. Paul Tonko):
The Schenectady native launched his own
telecom business in 1990 and is a first-time political hopeful.

Dee
Adcock
(Pennsylvania’s 13th District, vs. state Rep. Brendan Boyle):
The Abington resident owns and operates his
family’s 50-year-old swimming pool distributorship. 

Charlotte
Bergmann
(Tennessee’s 9th District, vs. incumbent Rep. Steve Cohen):
The talk show host and family business
partner also is a FedEx retiree, minister, mother and grandmother. 

Brian
Babin
(Texas’ 36th District, vs. Michael Cole, Rodney Veach and Hal Ridley Jr.):
The military veteran, Sunday school
teacher and former mayor of Woodville operates a dental practice as well.

Clint
Didier
(Washington’s 4th District, vs. Dan Newhouse):
The former NFL tight end now owns a family
farm and an excavation company and has been politically active locally.

Alex
Mooney
(West Virginia’s 2nd District, vs. Nick Casey, Davy Jones and Ed Rabel):
A college football and rugby
player, the former Maryland state senator moved to West Virginia a few years
ago. 

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