Small business endorses Bill Ketron in Senate District 13 / NFIB/Tennessee supports pro-small business candidate in Nov. 2 general election


NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 30, 2010 – The National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee’s leading small business association, has endorsed incumbent Bill Ketron (Murfreesboro) in the race for the 13th Senate District.


The endorsement was made by NFIB/Tennessee SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2. Senate District 13 includes Lincoln, Marshall, Maury and part of Rutherford counties.


“Senator Ketron is an outstanding supporter of small business in Tennessee,” said Jim Brown, state director of NFIB/Tennessee, noting his 100% NFIB Voting Record from 2009-10 and strong support for small business in committee. “Bill Ketron demonstrated outstanding leadership in achieving a bipartisan solution that will address unfair bidding and employee misclassification in the construction industry, while ensuring small subcontractors will be able to continue pursuing their livelihoods.”


“Bill Ketron consistently supports free enterprise in the Tennessee General Assembly and has earned the strong backing of the small business community in Senate District 13.”


Ketron said, “I am grateful for the support of NFIB, the Voice of Small Business. I am particularly pleased with the passage of Senate Bill 3591, which will protect thousands of small contractors and subcontractors, in the 2010 session. Tennessee is a great state in which to do business, but we must continue to cut red tape, keep taxes low and pursue commonsense tort reform to make our environment better for small business.”


NFIB’s endorsement is critical to the Ketron campaign. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of the Ketron campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues. 

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