News Release--Provo mayor, entrepreneur brings the right experience at the right time
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 2, 2017—The federal political action committee for the nation’s largest and leading small-business association (NFIB Fed PAC) today announced its endorsement of Provo Mayor John Curtis for the open Congressional seat made by the resignation of former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
NFIB’s National Political Director Sharon Sussin noted Curtis’ proven track record of looking out for the interests of small business. Sussin said, “John Curtis knows the struggles small-business owners face on a day-to-day basis. Further, he has demonstrated during his tenure as the mayor of Provo what government can do to help make small businesses successful.
With 325,000 members nationwide, including more than 3,700 in Utah and 721 in the Third Congressional District, the National Federation of Independent Business is America’s premier small-business association. The NFIB Fed PAC made its endorsement of Curtis after conducting a thorough review of the race, which included a candidate interview, examination Curtis’ responses to its candidate questionnaire, and response to a member survey in the district.
Curtis’ opponent, Kathryn Allen, did not return the questionnaire and did not garner significant support in the survey
“John Curtis is a lifelong Utah resident who has built his career as a small-business owner,” said Candace Daly, NFIB’s Utah state director. “He believes in rolling back regulations, reforming health care, and lowering taxes for small businesses. He brought this entrepreneurial mindset to the mayor’s office and I know he will bring this same solution-based, economic-focused mentality to the halls of Congress; he is a great choice.”
The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.
National Federation of Independent Business/Utah
1296 West 475 South
Farmington, Utah 84025