Candidates have a proven record of fighting for small business
ST. PAUL, MN., June 28, 2022—The state’s most effective small business political action committee today announced its first round of candidate endorsements in this year’s Minnesota House and Senate.
Minnesota small businesses are facing painful economic headwinds – record inflation, skyrocketing energy costs, labor shortages, supply chain disruptions – and many have not fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, Main Street needs strong advocates in the Legislature.
“These lawmakers have proven to be strong advocates for small business. They’re willing to fight for the rights of our members to own, operate, and grow their businesses,” said John Reynolds, NFIB Minnesota State Director. “They are committed to making our state a better place to raise a family and do business.”
State legislative endorsements are decided by the NFIB MN PAC Board, which is comprised of small business owners in the state. Incumbent legislative endorsements are based on the 2021-22 NFIB MN Voting Record. Lawmakers must have a score of 70 percent or better to be considered for an endorsement.
NFIB represents over 10,000 small businesses in Minnesota. The NFIB MN PAC endorsement is an important signal to voters across the state that a candidate will stand with small business. Today’s announced endorsements are listed below.
- District 01—Sen. Mark Johnson
- District 05—Sen. Paul Utke
- District 13—Sen. Jeff Howe
- District 15—Sen. Gary Dahms
- District 21—Sen. Bill Weber
- District 23—Sen. Gene Dornink
- District 54—Sen. Eric Pratt
- District 06B—Rep. Josh Heintzeman
- District 10A—Rep. Ron Kresha
- District 26B—Rep. Greg Davids
- District 27B—Rep. Kurt Daudt
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St. Paul, MN 55101