Candidate Information for NFIB WA PAC Endorsements

Date: April 18, 2022

NFIB WA PAC will not endorse any candidate until after the state’s candidate-filing and withdrawal period has ended.

Voting record, questionnaire top two determinants

April 2022

The NFIB Washington PAC (NFIB WA PAC) issues endorsements, provides campaign contributions, and sometimes engages in independent expenditure efforts to support pro-small-business candidates.

Whom We Support

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 in targeted districts.

For the 2022 cycle, our focus will be on state legislative races.

NFIB WA PAC does not engage in races for local offices.

Congressional candidates are encouraged to contact NFIB FED PAC.

The Endorsement Process

NFIB WA PAC will not endorse any candidate until after the state’s candidate-filing and withdrawal period has ended.

Endorsements are first based on our biennial legislative voting record (2021-2022). That voting record is still under development, but it should be complete by mid-May.

  • Legislative incumbents seeking re-election are evaluated based on their voting record score. The most recent two-year voting record is used for house races; senate incumbents are scored over their current four-year term.

  • For challenger and open seat races, the NFIB WA PAC will identify key legislative districts where an opportunity exists to elect an ally of small business. Selected challengers and candidates for open seats in targeted districts will be invited to complete a questionnaire.

  • If it appears multiple candidates for the same position have small-business experience, or otherwise demonstrated strong support for NFIB and small-business priorities, NFIB WA PAC will likely wait to issue endorsements until after the Primary Election.

For more information, contact NFIB Washington State Director Patrick Connor by email to [email protected]



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