Press Release: NFIB Endorses Shelly Boshart Davis
NFIB Endorses Shelly Boshart Davis
ALBANY, Ore. – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has been one of the nation’s leading advocates for small and independent business for the last 75 years. Yesterday, they endorsed Shelly Boshart Davis and a string of the pro-small business advocates in Oregon. NFIB Oregon PAC chairman, Alan Brown had this to say about the endorsement:
“Heading into the 2019 legislative session, we need as many pro-small business lawmakers as possible in the Oregon Legislature. [Shelly has] demonstrated both an understanding of the key issues facing small businesses in Oregon and an ability to win in November.”
According to the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, Oregon ranked in the bottom 10 states in business-friendly policy climates in 2017. However, small business makes up nearly 98% of businesses in Oregon and employ almost 55% of workers. In addition, with the recent small business tax blunder by the Governor, it is clear we need legislators in Salem that have the knowledge and experience to fix this disparity.
As a small business owner, Shelly knows the details of overregulation, burdensome taxes, and pervasive licensing costs. She has been a tireless advocate for small businesses in District 15, from her work with the Albany Chamber of Commerce to testifying before the legislature.
Boshart Davis released the following statement:
“Small business is the backbone of our economy, and we cannot continue to pick on them. We must make it easy for them to do what they do best: create jobs. When small business thrives, it creates better communities for all of us. They are our friends, our neighbors, and community leaders. When we lift the heavy burden of regulation and taxes, business owners can invest in their employees, back into their business, better support their communities – making each stronger. These are jobs, these are people, these are families, we must remember this. I look forward to advocating for small business in the legislature."