RICHMOND, September 23, 2015—The National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Delegate Dickie Bell in the 20th House District race.
The endorsement comes from the NFIB/Virginia SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.
“Delegate Bell is clearly the best choice for small business owners, their employees and their families,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB/Virginia.
“Dickie understands the challenges facing the commonwealth’s small businesses, and our members believe he will continue to take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs.”
"It is an honor to once again be endorsed by NFIB,” said Delegate Bell. “Small business is crucial to the economy of the Commonwealth, and Virginia cannot succeed without the success of small, independent, businesses. Throughout my tenure in the House of Delegates I have supported policies that will help our small businesses thrive, and this will continue to be a top priority if I am re-elected in November.”
The NFIB/Virginia SAFE Trust’s endorsement is critical to the Delegate Bell’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.
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.