NFIB highlights 23 lawmakers with perfect pro-small-business voting records
SALEM, Ore., May 31, 2022—With the release today of NFIB’s 2021-2022 Voting Record, Oregonians now have proof of whether incumbent state legislators claiming to prioritize small business really did so when it came time to vote.
“Every two years we publish our voting records to show the friends of small business in deeds, not in words,” said Anthony Smith, Oregon state director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small-business association. “These past two years gave been incredibly tough on Oregon’s small businesses, so we thank those lawmakers who stood by Main Street entrepreneurs through thick and thin.”
Lawmakers were graded on seven issues of importance to small business. Six senators and 17 representatives had perfect, small-business voting records of 100%.
- Sen. Dick Anderson (R-Lincoln City)
- Sen. Fred Girod (R-Stayton)
- Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena)
- Sen. Bill Kennemer (R-Canby)
- Sen. Tim Knopp (R-Bend)
- Sen. Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River)
- Rep. Daniel Bonham (R-The Dalles)
- Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis (R-Albany)
- Rep. Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville)
- Rep. Jami Cate (R-Lebanon)
- Rep. Cedric Hayden (R-Roseburg)
- Rep. Bobby Levy (R-Echo)
- Rep. Rick Lewis (R-Silverton)
- Rep. Raquel Moore-Green (R-Salem)
- Rep. Lily Morgan (R-Grants Pass)
- Rep. Ron Noble (R-McMinnville)
- Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls)
- Rep. David Brock Smith (R-Port Orford)
- Rep. Duane Stark (R-Grants Pass)
- Rep. Kim Wallan (R-Medford)
- Rep. Suzanne Weber (R-Tillamook)
- Rep. Boomer Wright (R-Coos Bay)
- Rep. Jack Zika (R-Redmond)
A brief description of the bills and every legislator’s vote on them can be read here.
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For nearly 80 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 a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since its 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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