Thursday, September 23, 2010

Small Business Endorses Rich Iott for Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 23, 2010 — Today the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s leading small business association, announced its full support and endorsement of Rich Iott for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio’s 9th District.

“Rich Iott is a small business owner and NFIB member, which makes this endorsement especially meaningful,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB’s vice president for political operations. “Our small business membership knows that Rich is one of their own, which means they are even more likely to actively support his candidacy by encouraging their employees, friends and family members to turn out and vote for him on Election Day.”

“We believe that Rich Iott’s perspective as a business owner will help Congress develop policies that let small business do what it does best, which is create jobs and grow the economy.”

There are more than 200,000 small employers in Ohio . Nationally, small businesses create more than half of the nation’s non-farm gross domestic product and have created more than 60 percent of net new jobs in the U.S. over the past 15 years.

Today’s endorsement comes from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust, the association’s political action committee, and is based on candidates’ positions on key small business issues including healthcare, taxes, and labor and regulatory issues.