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Representative Jenifer Loon Endorsed by State’s Leading Small Business Group
Also Awarded the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 28, 2014—The state’s largest business group in terms of entities, the National Federation of Independent Business, today announced that Representative Jenifer Loon (Eden Prairie) has been endorsed by NFIB’s political action committee, the NFIB Minnesota SAFE Trust, in her race for the state House. Representative Loon was also awarded the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award for her strong voting record and support of small business on critical issues.
The National Federation of Independent Business has approximately 13,000 members in Minnesota, making it the largest business group in terms of entities. “Representative Loon is a strong supporter of small business and had a perfect, 100 per cent voting record for the 2013-14 sessions,” said State Director Mike Hickey.
Representative Loon made many votes in support of small business during the last two-year legislative session, including opposing a large $2.1 billion tax increase that was harmful to Minnesota’s future and also imposed a new, damaging gift tax and also extended the sales tax to critical business and farm equipment repairs. The damaging gift tax and the sales tax extensions were quickly repealed and she also supported that legislation. She also opposed the creation of one of the country’s worst health insurance exchange’s that imposed a new 3.5 per cent assessment on small businesses and individuals only and also contained several provisions that made it unaccountable to the public and even the legislature. She also supported NFIB on other critical issues. Representative Loon is a real friend of small business, and we are happy to announce her endorsement and that she is also a recipient of the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award.
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 their 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 business. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.