(CONCORD, NH) Oct. 26, 2022 – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy group, announced today that its NFIB NH PAC has endorsed 142 New Hampshire House incumbents seeking another term as a State Representative in the Granite State.
NFIB NH PAC Board Chair Ray Pinard said, “the endorsements of these 142 House members were based on their voting records over the last two years, demonstrating these candidates understand small business issues and they have the backs of small business owners in the state of New Hampshire.”
Pinard continued, “the last two years have not been easy for anyone, but small business has been particularly hit hard, and if not for the votes of these 142 House incumbents seeking re-election, business conditions could have been worse. NFIB NH’s goals for the next two years include showing improvements in New Hampshire’s labor force and in energy rates.”
“With energy prices soaring and record-setting inflation coming from Washington, it is more important than ever New Hampshire voters elect members of the House who understand the crippling impacts these additional financial burdens have on a small business,” said Pinard. “These elected officials do understand it because they have made the tough votes, walked in small business owners’ shoes, or have been small business leaders in their own communities. They can be counted on to maintain favorable economic policies for small businesses, the backbone of the New Hampshire economy.”
“From Coos to the Sea,” said Pinard, “mandates like a $15 minimum wage and a costly one-size-fits-all mandatory leave policy would have crushed small business owners throughout the state. Fortunately, these House members have held firm against these exorbitant and expensive programs that would kill jobs and close businesses.”
“With business cost drivers debated in Concord every year and Main Streets across the Granite State not knowing what tax or mandate is coming next, NFIB and its 1500 New Hampshire member businesses can count on these 142 members of the House to keep a lid on spending, taxes, costly mandates, and regulations,” said Pinard.
“And most importantly,” Pinard stated, “these leaders know how devastated our economy would be today if a state income or sales tax was enacted into law. If re-elected, these members of the NH House of Representatives will not allow a final blow like a broad-based tax to pass.”
Pinard concluded, “Growing our state’s economy and creating opportunities for good paying jobs will continue to be NFIB’s top priority in New Hampshire. Enacting tax relief and reducing regulations will empower our small businesses to grow and create jobs for Granite Staters.”
NFIB’s PAC endorsement process for House members is based on voting records and issues that are critical to operating a business in New Hampshire.
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For nearly 80 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses, and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.