Guardian of Small Business Award recognizes exceptional voting records in support of small business.
ALBANY (Oct. 27, 2020) —NFIB, the nation’s and the state’s leading small-business association, honored six state senators and seven members of the Assembly as 2020 Guardians of Small Business. The Guardian of Small Business Award is reserved for state lawmakers who vote consistently with small business on key issues identified by real small business owners.
The 13 recipients, listed below, received high marks on NFIB’s 2019-2020 New York State Voting Record and demonstrated an exceptional and consistent commitment to the small businesses of New York during the past legislative session.
“COVID-19 and the resulting economic shutdowns have pushed many small businesses to the brink, threatening livelihoods, job creation, and the fabric of local economies,” said Greg Biryla, NFIB’s NY State Director. “The legislators recognized as 2020 Guardians of Small Business have gone above and beyond to support small, independent businesses before the pandemic and amidst the unprecedented challenges brought forth by COVID-19.”
“Rebuilding our economy will take hard work and smart policy,” added Biryla. “To ensure our state’s recovery begins on Main Street, not just Wall Street, small businesses will need more champions in Albany like those recognized today.”
New York 2019-20 Guardian of Small Business Award recipients:
New York State Senate
George Amedore – 46th Senate District
George Borrello – 57th Senate District
Patrick Gallivan – 59th Senate District
Tom O’Mara – 58th Senate District
Rob Ortt – 62nd Senate District
Sue Serino – 41st Senate District
New York State Assembly
Will Barclay – 120th Assembly District
Kevin Byrne – 94th Assembly District
Michael Fitzpatrick – 8th Assembly District
Andy Goodell – 150th Assembly District
Robin Schimminger – 140th Assembly District
Colin Schmitt – 99th Assembly District
Mark Walczyk – 116th Assembly District