The National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee’s leading small business association, has endorsed incumbent Richard Floyd (Chattanooga) in the race for the 27th House District.
The endorsement was made by NFIB/Tennessee SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. The primary is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2, with early voting beginning July 13 and ending July 28. The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6.
“Richard Floyd is a very strong supporter of free enterprise and has done an outstanding job protecting small businesses in House District 27,” said Jim Brown, state director of NFIB/Tennessee. “Rep. Floyd has voted to decrease harmful taxes on small business, like the death tax, and to reduce the burdens of government on hard-working entrepreneurs.”
Rep. Floyd said, “I greatly appreciate NFIB’s support for my campaign. I will continue to fight for less government and less red tape so our small-business job creators can get back to doing what they do best, which is grow Tennessee’s economy. Tennessee is a great place to do business, but we have more to do to make it even better.”
Officials said NFIB’s endorsement is critical to the Floyd 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 Floyd campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues.