The National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Danny Marshall in the 14th House District race. An email from Nicole Riley, NFIB/Virginia State Director, noted:
"On behalf of the 5,500 small business owners who make the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Virginia’s leading small business organization, I want to thank you for your strong support of small business. In fact, it’s my pleasure to inform you that NFIB/Virginia has endorsed your re-election efforts. Your record of supporting efforts to assist small businesses and your actions to defeat proposals that would be harmful to small businesses – has earned our gratitude and support."
The endorsement was made by NFIB/Virginia SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.
“Danny Marshall clearly understands the challenges facing Virginia’s job creators,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB/Virginia. “Our members believe Delegate Marshall will continue to take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs.”
NFIB/Virginia’s agenda in the 2014 legislative session will include tax reform, improvements to Virginia’s workers’ compensation system and the final phase-out of accelerated sales-tax payments.
Danny Marshall stated, “I appreciate very much the support and recognition of my work and my pro-business and pro-jobs record by NFIB. Small businesses are often local entrepreneurs who employee local workers and bring stable jobs. We need to protect them, support them and encourage their growth. They are a huge part of a strong economy.”
The NFIB/Virginia SAFE Trust’s endorsement is critical to a candidate’s 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 has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of the campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues.