31 Colorado Legislators Thanked for Supporting Small Business

Date: July 24, 2018

NFIB completes tally of votes on bills helpful or harmful for Main Street enterprises

Contact: Tony Gagliardi, Colorado State Director, tony.gagliardi@nfib.org
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, anthony.malandra@nfib.org

DENVER, Colo., July 24, 2018—When it came time to support Colorado small businesses indeed, not just in political rhetoric, 31 Colorado lawmakers proved people of their word, according to voting records announced today by NFIB Colorado.

At the end of each session of the Colorado General Assembly, NFIB Colorado, the voice of the state’s small-business owners, releases voting records for all state lawmakers on issues vital to the ability of its members to own, operate, and grow their enterprises. For the 2017-2018 session, NFIB ranked senators on five floor votes they took and representatives on seven floor votes taken in their chamber. Only three bills of small-business concern made it from one legislative body to the other.

“Ask any legislator if he or she is a friend of small business and every one of them will say yes, but our voting records separate faithful friends from fake ones,” said Tony Gagliardi, Colorado state director for NFIB. “The 31 members we are sending thank-you letters have been unwavering and steadfast in their support of small business and they have the record to prove it.”

A list of the bills and a brief description of each can be read here. NFIB’s thank-you letters are being sent to:

Senate Voting
Baumgardner, Randy (Garfield, SD 8) 100
Cooke, John (Weld, SD 13) 100
Coram, Don (Archuleta, SD 6) 100
Crowder, Larry (Alamosa, SD 35) 100
Gardner, Bob El Paso, SD 12) 100
Grantham, Kevin (Clear Creek, SD 2) 100
Hill, Owen (El Paso, SD 10) 100
Holbert, Chris (Douglas, SD 30) 100
Jahn, Cheri (Jefferson, SD 20) 100
Lambert, Kent (El Paso, SD 9) 100
Lundberg, Kevin (Larimer, SD 15) 100
Marble, Vicki (Broomfield, SD 23) 100
Martinez Humenik, Beth (Adams, SD 24) 100
Neville, Tim (Boulder, SD 16) 100
Priola, Kevin (Adams, SD 25) 100
Scott, Ray (Mesa, SD 7) 100
Smallwood, Jim (Douglas, SD 4) 100
Sonnenberg, Jerry (Cheyenne, SD 1) 100
Tate, Jack (Arapahoe, SD 27) 100
Williams, Angela (Denver, SD 33) 80
Becker, Jon (Cheyenne, HD 65) 83
Carver, Terri (El Paso, HD 20) 86
Catlin, Marc (Dolores, HD 58) 86
Liston, Larry (El Paso, HD 16) 100
McKean, Hugh (Larimer, HD 51) 83
Neville, Patrick, (Douglas, HD 45) 83
Rankin, Bob (Garfield, HD 57) 86
Saine, Lori (Weld, HD 63) 100
Thurlow, Dan (Mesa, HD 55) 86
Willet, Yeulin (Delta, HD 54) 83
Wilson, James (Chaffee, HD 60) 83

National Federation of Independent Business/ColoradoFor more than 75 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.

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