His voting record as a former Senator proves he supports small Pennsylvania businesses
HARRISBURG, (Sept. 10, 2018) – The NFIB PA PAC announced today it endorsed Scott Wagner, a former senator, a member of NFIB, and candidate in the race for Pennsylvania Governor. Wagner’s voting record on small business issues and his experience as a small-business owner played a large role in the endorsement decision.
“Scott Wagner has built successful businesses from scratch, and he knows the obstacles other small-business owners face in Pennsylvania,” said Rebecca Oyler, Legislative Director of NFIB in Pennsylvania. “As a former Senator, he had an excellent voting record on key small business issues.
“Wagner has been a strong advocate of fiscal responsibility and transparency in government, as well as pension and regulatory reform,” added Oyler. “As a business owner himself, he knows wasteful state spending results in higher taxes, and unnecessary regulations hamper small-business growth.”
“I am honored to have the endorsement of NFIB and their small-business members because I have experienced what they face when government gets in the way as you try to start and grow a business,” said Scott Wagner. “Harrisburg doesn’t understand that by removing the hurdles of overregulation and high taxes, the state will get more revenue and the Pennsylvania economy will surge. I have taken risks, started businesses and signed paychecks, so I know what stifles growth.”
NFIB is the leading small-business association in the nation with thousands of members across Pennsylvania, representing a cross-section of the state’s economy. The endorsement comes from the NFIB PA PAC, the association’s state political action committee, which is comprised of small-business owners. The legislative voting record contributed to the final decision, as did a statewide NFIB member ballot.
Small-business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members, and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB will encourage its members to help turn out the small-business vote for NFIB PA PAC-endorsed candidates, including Scott Wagner in the General Election.