NFIB: 33 State Reps Earn Guardian Of Small Business Certificates

Louisiana State Capitol

BATON ROUGE —T he state office of the National Federation of Independent Business has presented Guardian of Small Business certificates to 33 members of the Louisiana House of Representatives.

         All 33 legislators—including 16 freshmen—earned 100 percent NFIB voting records during last year's back-to-back legislative sessions.

         “Small business is the engine that powers the Louisiana economy,” said Dawn Starns, state director of NFIB. “These legislators stood up for small businesses and held the line on higher taxes and new government mandates that would have made it even harder for small businesses to expand and create jobs.”

         Recipients (first-term legislators designated by an asterisk):


Mark Abraham*

Beryl Amedee*

Tony Bacala*

Larry Bagley*

Johnny Berthelot

Steve Carter

Jean-Paul Coussan*

Greg Cromer

Paula Davis*

Phillip Devillier*

Stephen Dwight*

Rick Edmonds*

Julie Emerson*

Reid Falconer*

Franklin Foil

Ray Garofalo

Stephanie Hilferty*

Dodie Horton*

Frankie Howard

Barry Ivey

Chris Leopold

Sherman Mack

Tanner Magee*

Jack McFarland*

Blake Miguez

Jay Morris

Kevin Pearson

Steve Pugh

Steve Pylant

Clay Schexnayder

John Schroder

Kirk Talbot

Zee Zeringue*


         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 their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through its unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system, reps said. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of its members to own, operate and grow their businesses.

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