NFIB Endorses Chris Jacobs in NY-27 Special Election

Date: May 15, 2020

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 15, 2020) — The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, today participated in a virtual endorsement event announcing the organization’s support and endorsement of Chris Jacobs for election to the United States House of Representatives.


“I have known Chris Jacobs for 10 years,” said Greg Biryla, NFIB’s New York State Director. “I have lived in communities he has represented, and I have worked side-by-side with Chris on the most important issues facing NFIB members in Western New York and across our state. Small businesses are uncertain and anxious about their future and they need a champion in Congress who has walked in their shoes, understands their challenges, and will make sure the voice of small business is heard loud and clear in Washington. Chris Jacobs is the right person at the right time to represent the people, communities, and job creators from every corner of New York’s 27th District.”


Jacobs is a small business owner and current State Senator representing Erie County in Western New York. His NFIB voting record on key small business issues was among the highest in the state.


“This is a difficult time for small businesses in our country,” said NFIB National Political Director Sharon Sussin. “It’s more important now than ever to have strong voices in Congress, which is why we are proud to endorse Chris Jacobs today for election to the U.S. House. We are confident he will represent small businesses in New York’s 27th Congressional District and around the country well.” 


Jacobs’ endorsement comes from NFIB FedPAC, the organization’s political action committee, which is funded by NFIB member donations above membership dues. Decisions made by NFIB FedPAC are managed by a member driven grassroots evaluation process. Small business owners are influential in their communities and NFIB members in New York will work hard to elect Chris Jacobs to Congress. 

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