“We support the candidates who support small business!"
MONTPELIER, Oct. 9, 2018 – The NFIB Vermont political action committee, NFIB VT PAC, announced today it endorsed incumbent Governor Phil Scott for reelection in the 2018 General Election. Gov. Scott has support statewide among NFIB’s member small businesses and it’s Vermont Leadership Council. NFIB’s National Board, made up of business owners from around the country, has also given his endorsement a thumbs up.
“Gov. Phil Scott understands the obstacles small Vermont businesses face because as a young man he started several businesses from scratch and had continued to own and operate a family business for many years before his election as Governor,” said Shawn Shouldice, the state director of NFIB in Vermont. “As governor, he’s held the line on tax increases and held back on costly labor mandates. He understands Vermont small businesses create jobs and provide needed economic growth in our state.”
“I am grateful for the endorsement on behalf of Vermont small businesses,” said Gov. Phil Scott. These business owners are enterprising, they work hard, and they are a big part of our state’s economy because they employ more than half of Vermont’s workers. I look forward to continuing my support of small business and a healthy economic environment by addressing the issue of a qualified and trained workforce that is essential to helping these companies grow and create more jobs.”
NFIB is the leading small-business association in the nation with hundreds of members across Vermont, representing a cross-section of the state’s economy. The endorsement comes from the NFIB VT PAC, the association’s state political action committee, which is comprised of Vermont small-business owners.
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 VT PAC-endorsed candidates, including Phil Scott in the General Election.