“We support the candidates that support small business!”
The state’s leading small business organization, NFIB, announced today that its state political action committee in Indiana, the NFIB Indiana PAC, had endorsed Julie Olthoff in her bid for re-election for her old seat in District 19 in the upcoming 2020 General Election.
“Now, more than ever, Hoosiers need to be informed before they vote in November. We are at a critical time when small business owners across the state are trying to recover in the middle of a pandemic,” said NFIB State Director in Indiana, Barbara Quandt. “We need people at the Capitol like Julie Olthoff, who has a 100% small business voting record. We know we can count on Julie to vote for and support small business issues. Congratulations on receiving NFIB’s endorsement. Julie has proven to be a true champion for small business, and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
The PAC took several things into consideration before endorsement, but one of the most important tools it uses is NFIB’s voting record, which you can find here. NFIB’s State Director, Barbara Quandt, took 17 key bills during 2019-2020 and scored legislators on how they voted. The voting record is also an important tool our members use before they decide which candidate to vote for. While Julie Olthoff wasn’t in office for the 2019-2020 voting record, she does have a 100% voting record with NIFB from 2014-2018.
The NFIB Indiana PAC’s endorsement is important to these campaigns. 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’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on key small-business issues.