Voting record, questionnaire top two determinants
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.
WHO DO 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.
These activities are limited to selected state offices, including:
- Lieutenant Governor
- Attorney General
- Insurance Commissioner
- state supreme court
- state senate
- state house of representatives.
NFIB WA PAC does not engage in races for local offices.
Congressional candidates are encouraged to contact NFIB FED PAC.
WHAT IS THE ENDORSEMENT PROCESS?
NFIB WA PAC will not endorse any candidates until after the state’s candidate filing period has ended.
Endorsements are first based on our biennial legislative voting record (2019-2020). That voting record is still under development, but 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 the 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]