FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Nicole Riley (NFIB), 804-377-3661
RICHMOND, October 22, 2015— Nicole Riley, State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), announced that Delegate S. Chris Jones earned a score of 80 percent on the 2014-15 NFIB/Virginia Voting Record. NFIB/Virginia is the commonwealth’s leading small-business association, with 6,000 small-business members statewide.
“What this means is that Delegate Jones has stood up for Virginia’s job creators time and again on important issues such as providing tax relief, opposing the expansion of Obamacare in Virginia and reforming Virginia’s regulatory structure,” Riley said.
Small businesses account for 98 percent of the commonwealth’s employers and employ nearly half of Virginia’s non-government workforce, according to federal government statistics.
“Our members truly appreciate the efforts of legislators such as Delegate Jones to help Virginia’s small-businesses,” Riley said. “Delegate Jones understands the challenges facing the Commonwealth’s small businesses, and our members believe he will continue to take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs.”
“As an independent pharmacist and small business owner, I have consistently support an environment friendly to free enterprise. I fully appreciate the day to day responsibility to maintain success,” stated Delegate Jones.
Download a PDF copy of the 2014-15 NFIB/Virginia Voting Record at www.nfib.com/virginia/voting-record.
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 its 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 businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.