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Small business group endorses several local candidates

Posted 9/9/22

The National Federation of Independent Business, has announced that its New York political action committee has endorsed 77 candidates for New York State Assembly and Senate.

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Small business group endorses several local candidates

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ALBANY — The National Federation of Independent Business, an association of small businesses, has announced that its New York political action committee has endorsed 77 candidates for New York State Assembly and Senate ahead of the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

“Small businesses across New York State continue to struggle in this difficult economic environment and are wondering when there will be light at the end of the tunnel,” said Ashley Ranslow, NFIB’s New York state director. “Main Street endured tumultuous business conditions throughout the pandemic with state mandated closures and restrictions and is now contending with forty-year high inflation, supply chain challenges, stubbornly high gas and energy prices, and unrelenting labor shortages.”

“Now, more than ever, small businesses need lawmakers in both houses from both sides of the aisle to focus on easing the burden and costs on Main Street. New York State has and continues to be a difficult place to do business, and with the economy showing signs of a recession, policies that support the livelihood and success of small, independent businesses must be a priority,” added Ranslow. “NFIB’s NY PAC has endorsed incumbents and candidates that have demonstrated their commitment and support of small businesses and are willing to champion solutions to help provide much-needed financial and regulatory relief. With small businesses employing nearly half of New Yorkers and producing half of the state’s GDP, New York State is reliant on a strong, vibrant small business ecosystem. The Empire State needs lawmakers that understand this reality.”

Among the endorsed candidates include:

  • Kenneth Blankenbush in the 117th Assembly District;
  • Marianne Buttenschon in the 119th Assembly District;
  • Joseph A. Griffo in the 53rd Senate District;
  • Peter Oberacker in the 51st Senate District; and
  • Robert Smullen in the 118th Assembly District.

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