CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 3, 2014—The representative association for Silver State small-business owners today endorsed Sen. Mark Hutchinson for Lt. Governor.
“Every candidate claims to be a friend of small business,” said Randi Thompson, Nevada state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, “but Mark Hutchinson is one indeed, and has the record to prove it.”
Hutchinson not only scored 100 percent on the NFIB/Nevada questionnaire, he also had a 71 percent, pro-small-business voting record in the 2013 session of the Nevada Legislature. His opponent, Lucy Flores, had only a 29 percent voting record and failed to respond to the NFIB/Nevada survey.
“Senator Hutchinson has a great understanding of the issues facing small business in Nevada and will take action as Lieutenant Governor to help small businesses grow and prosper in the state,” said Thompson. “He’s a proven friend of Main Street enterprises, and we will be encouraging our members to support him this November.”
The nation’s largest and leading small-business association, NFIB has 330,000 dues-paying members across America, including 2,000 in Nevada. Today’s endorsement of Hutchinson was made by NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the association’s political action committee.
Brief, bulleted, single pages of information on what a small business, its five distinctions from a big business, and the power of the small-business vote can be found here.
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/Nevada
140 Washington St. #150
Reno, NV 89503