Small Business Endorses Mae Beavers in Senate District 17

September 9, 2006
Dwayne Page

The National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee?s leading small-business advocacy group, today announced its endorsement of incumbent Mae Beavers in Senate District 17. Beavers has been a strong supporter of small business, registering an 80 percent NFIB Voting Record.

?Mae Beavers is a consistent friend of small business who votes on principle,? NFIB/Tennessee State Director Gary Selvy said. ?Her small-business constituents know where she stands on key issues, and they are eager for her to return to Nashville to vote for free enterprise. Mae Beavers is clearly the choice for District 17 small-business owners who are seeking pro-growth policies and less government intrusion.?

?I look forward to continuing my work with the NFIB, as we work to keep Tennessee friendly to small business by making sure there is no state income tax and by keeping regulations and fees off small businesses,? Sen. Beavers said.

NFIB?s endorsement is a key one for Beavers. 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 to Beavers that it will activate its grassroots network on her behalf.

Beavers is vice chair of the Senate Environment, Conservation and Tourism Committee, secretary of the Environment Committee and a member of the Transportation and Government Operations committees. Senate District 17 encompasses Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon and Smith counties, as well as part of Sumner, Trousdale and Wilson counties. The general election will be held Nov. 7.

NFIB?s political support is based on the candidate?s position and record on small-business issues. Mae Beavers? endorsement comes from the NFIB/Tennessee SAFE (Save America?s Free Enterprise) Trust, the political action committee for NFIB/Tennessee?s membership. The endorsement brings the considerable grassroots support of Tennessee?s small-business owners to the Mae Beavers campaign.

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