Norris Receives Endorsement from Small Business Community

September 11, 2008

Norris Receives Endorsement from Small Business Community

     NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) has received the endorsement of the National Federation of independent Business (NFIB), Tennessee’s leading small business association.  Its endorsement of 56 legislative candidates covering both parties and houses of the General Assembly included Norris, who is running for re-election in the 32nd State Senatorial District.

NFIB/Tennessee State Director Jim Brown praised Sen. Norris for “standing for small business,” citing his perfect 100 percent NFIB voting record. Norris co-sponsored an important bill allowing the formation of small group health cooperatives for the purpose of obtaining health insurance and was a leader of the important 2004 reform package that stabilized that the workers’ compensation market for small business.

“Small business is the cornerstone of Tennessee’s economy, and it’s critically important to have a General Assembly that supports free enterprise,” Brown said. “Mark Norris is a leader in helping small business have improved access to affordable healthcare and believes in better fiscal responsibility, a sensible workers’ compensation system and less

Of the endorsement, Norris said, “I truly appreciate the support of Tennessee’s small business community.  Small business fuels the state’s economy and provides valuable jobs to our citizens.  This is more than an endorsement to me; it is the affirmation that I am doing right for the people who do so much for us.”

Senator Norris represents the West TN Counties of Dyer, Lauderdale, Tipton, and Shelby.

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