Small Business Owners Endorse Sears for Lt. Governor

Date: September 22, 2021

NFIB Virginia PAC Endorses Winsome Sears

The NFIB Virginia PAC today announced its endorsement of candidate Winsome Sears in the upcoming lieutenant governor’s race. The general election will occur on November 2nd, however, early voting started on September 17th. The NFIB Virginia PAC, made up of Virginia small business owners and NFIB members, are excited to throw their support behind Sears, who is a small business owner herself.


Sears has paved the way in the Virginia Assembly and hopes to continue that tradition as she’s running for statewide office. Sears is the first legal immigrant, first female veteran, and first black woman elected as a Virginia Delegate. Sears was born in Jamaica and now lives in the Winchester area, where after earning her Master’s degree, she built a successful small business, Shenandoah Appliance, a plumbing and electric company.


“Winsome Sears is amazing woman, leader, small business owner and elected official,” said Nicole Riley, NFIB State Director in Virginia. “The NFIB Virginia PAC is proud to endorse her as the next lieutenant governor of Virginia because Sears understands the challenges that small business owners face right now, given that she herself has faced those same challenges. The COVID 19 pandemic and the threat of the Right to Work repeal is a threat to small business owners across Virginia. NFIB small business owners are confident that Winsome Sears will work hard to keep their best interests in mind as they continue to focus on what small business owners to do best: create jobs and keep Virginia’s economy running.”


“Virginians are now able to take their voice to the polls and I am thrilled that NFIB’s small business owners have endorsed me as their candidate,“ said Winsome Sears. “This is an important election. Many small business owners in our state are still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Virginians need consistent policy and that’s why I’m committed to keeping the Commonwealth’s Right to Work law on the books. I’m confident that if our small business owners thrive, so does the rest of the state.”


The NFIB Virginia PAC’s endorsement is important to this campaign. 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.  


About NFIB 
For more than 75 years, NFIB has been the voice of small business, 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

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