This congressional candidate and NFIB member is looking to take on big government.
Stewart Mills, an NFIB member from the Brainerd Lakes area in Minnesota, never considered politics—until he got fed up with business as usual in Washington. At that point, he was bound by what he calls the “Hunting Camp Doctrine.”
“At our family’s hunting camp, we have a saying that goes, ‘If you complain about something, you get the job to fix it,’” Mills says. “After complaining about the disastrous effects of Obamacare, Washington politicians who won’t stand up for the Second Amendment and our liberties, and policies that help Wall Street over businesses and workers on Main Street, I finally decided enough was enough.”
Now Mills, a Republican, is challenging the Democratic incumbent, Rick Nolan of the 8th Congressional District of Minnesota.
Mills says his campaign is based on four main pillars: repealing Obamacare and replacing it with free-market-based principles, enacting tax reform that helps businesses create jobs, protecting constitutional liberties and addressing the country’s $17.5 trillion national debt.
To equip him for the task, Mills brings a wealth of hands-on experience with his family’s business, Mills Fleet Farm, a hunting and fishing supply and home improvement retailer with 34 locations across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North Dakota. As a teenager, he began working his way up through the organization, learning various aspects of the business. He led the development and building of Mills Indoor Shooting and Archery, serves as administrator of the company’s innovative self-insured health plan covering more than 6,000 employees and has served as vice president for the past decade.
“I’ve seen firsthand the disastrous effects of Obamacare on businesses and employees,” Mills says. “Additionally, working in our family business since before the age of 14 has given me a unique perspective on how businesses work in their communities to create jobs and grow the economy. That’s why Washington should implement pro-growth tax policies instead of getting in the way of real growth and economic progress.”