53 Illinois Lawmakers Earn NFIB Guardian of Small Business Awards

Date: September 14, 2016

The state office of the National Federation of Independent Business said today recognized 53 state legislators as Guardians of Small Business for their strong and consistent support of the state’s job creators in the Illinois Legislature.

In order to become a Guardian of Small Business, lawmakers are required to have at least an 80-percent NFIB Illinois Voting Record, meaning they supported the small-business position on key pieces of legislation at least 80 percent of the time.

“Small business is the engine that drives Illinois’ economy,” said Kim Clarke Maisch, state director of NFIB. “It’s clear from their voting records that these 53 legislators from both sides of the aisle understand just how much small business matters to the state’s economic well-being and that we need to pass commonsense legislation that helps small businesses grow and create jobs.”

Click here to download a copy of the NFIB Illinois 2015-16 voting record.

NFIB is the state’s leading small-business association, with 11,000 dues-paying members representing a cross-section of the state’s economy. To keep up with NFIB in Illinois, visit www.NFIB.com/IL and follow @NFIB_IL on Twitter.

Senate award recipients 
Name, voting record

Pam Althoff (100%)
Neil Anderson (88%) 
Jason Barickman (100%)
Tim Bivins (100%)
Bill Brady (100%)
Michael Connelly (100%) 
Steve Landek (80%)
David Luechtefeld (100%) 
Kyle McCarter (100%) 
Karen McConnaughay (100%)

Matt Murphy (100%) 
Chris Nybo (100%) 
Jim Oberweis (100%)
Chris Radogno (100%)
Dale Righter (100%)
Chapin Rose (100%) 
Dave Syverson (100%)
Chuck Weaver (100%)

House award recipients 

Steve Andersson (100%)
Mark Batinick (83%)
Patti Bellock (100%)
Tom Bennett (100%)
Dan Brady (100%)
Peter Breen (100%)
Tim Butler (100%)
John Cavaletto (86%)
Tom Demmer (100%)
Jim Durkin (100%)

Mike Fortner (100%)
Randy Frese (100%)
Chad Hays (100%)
Jeanne Ives (100%)
Sheri Jesiel (83%)
Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (83%)
Dwight Kay (100%)
Dave Leitch (100%) 
Margo McDermed (100%)
David McSweeney (100%)

Charles Meier (100%)
Don Moffitt (100%) 
Tom Morrison (100%)
Reggie Phillips (100%)
Bob Pritchard (100%)
David Reis (100%)
Keith Sommer (100%)
Joe Sosnowski (100%)
Brian Stewart (100%)
Ed Sullivan (100%)

Mike Tryon (100%)
Mike Unes (86%)
Grant Wehrli (100%)
Barb Wheeler (100%)
Keith Wheeler (100%)


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