NFIB Voting Records--Proof of Every Elected Official's Word

Date: September 27, 2018

A true friend of small business can be found in each ‘yes’ and ‘no’ in the roll call

Every candidate for Congress and the Oregon Legislature claims to be a friend of small business—it’s a matter of political necessity. Nearly nine in ten adults (89 percent) report a positive view of small businesses, according to Morning Consult. “These positive sentiments extend across party lines … Republicans (92 percent positive) and Democrats (90 percent positive) are united in their appreciation for small business.”

But, once elected, do legislators act as a friend of small business?

At the end of each session of Congress and the Oregon Legislature, NFIB tallies each lawmaker’s votes on small-business issues and publishes its state and federal voting records—the measurement of deeds, not words.

Click here to read How Congress Voted, and click here or the graphic below to see the votes each Oregon State Senator and Oregon State Representative took on 10 issues of small-business importance during the 2017-2018 session, and to see the overall grades given.

NFIB Oregon thanks the following state legislators for their perfect, 100-percent, pro-small-business voting record.

  • Senator Herman Baertschiger, Jr.
  • Senator Cliff Bentz
  • Senator Brian Boquist
  • Senator Alan DeBoer
  • Senator Bill Hansell
  • Senator Dallas Heard
  • Senator Tim Knopp
  • Senator Dennis Linthicum
  • Senator Alan Olsen
  • Senator Kim Thatcher
  • Senator Chuck Thomsen                  
  • Representative Greg Barreto
  • Representative Knute Buehler
  • Representative Cedric Hayden
  • Representative Bill Kennemer
  • Representative Rick Lewis
  • Representative Mike McLane
  • Representative Mike Nearman
  • Representative Ron Noble
  • Representative Andy Olson
  • Representative Julie Parrish
  • Representative Bill Post
  • Representative E. Werner Reschke
  • Representative David Brock Smith
  • Representative Sherrie Sprenger
  • Representative Duane Stark
  • Representative Richard Vial
  • Representative Gene Whisnant
  • Representative Carl Wilson

Related Content: Small Business News | Oregon

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