Vick earns NFIB award for his support for small business

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Vick earns NFIB award for his support for small business

Rep. Brandon Vick was awarded the National Federation of Independent Business' (NFIB) “Guardian of Small Business Award” in recognition of his business-friendly votes during the 2013-14 legislative sessions.

“I am honored to receive this award along with some of my fellow House and Senate colleagues,” said Vick, R-Felida. “Working for a small, family owned business myself, I understand the importance of creating an even more friendly business climate for employers throughout Washington. Our state still faces many challenges and it's important that we continue to improve stability for our small businesses.”

To qualify for the award, House members had to receive at least an 80 percent voting-record score on 10 key votes NFIB tracked during the past two years. Vick was among 31 state representatives to receive a perfect, 100 percent score. A list of award recipients and their voting record can be seen here.

NFIB's Washington state director Patrick Connor applauded Vick for his commitment to making Washington more business friendly.

“Southwest Washington is fortunate to have an experienced small business leader, Representative Brandon Vick, working for them in the Legislature,” said Connor.  “He brings sorely needed business experience to key committees, including those responsible for taxes and state spending. Representative Vick understands how decisions made in Olympia affect family businesses like his back home, and his perfect 100 percent voting record shows he always puts Main Street first.”

NFIB has more than 8,000 Washington members and member-employers. They are responsible for more than 53 percent of Washington's private-sector labor force.

The 2014 legislative session adjourned March 13. The 2015 legislative session will begin January 12.

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