Small business endorses Mark Norris in Senate District 32 / Small business endorses Mark Norris in Senate District 32

Contact:  Todd Pack       (615) 872-5897        

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 9, 2012 – The National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee’s leading small business association, has endorsed incumbent Mark Norris in the 32nd Senate District. 


The endorsement was made by NFIB/Tennessee SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. The primary is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2, with early voting beginning July 13 and ending July 28.  The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6.


“Mark Norris is a very strong supporter of free enterprise who has played a vital role in passing comprehensive workers’ comp, tort and tax reform in recent years,” said Jim Brown, state director of NFIB/Tennessee. “Senator Norris voted to decrease harmful taxes on small business, like the death tax, and to reduce the burdens of government on hard-working entrepreneurs. He clearly is one of the leading voices for small businesses in the state Senate.”


Norris, an NFIB member whose 2011-12 NFIB Voting Record was a perfect 100 percent, said, “I greatly appreciate NFIB’s support for my campaign. I will continue to fight for less government and less red tape so our small-business job creators can get back to doing what they do best, which is grow Tennessee’s economy. Tennessee is a great place to do business, but we have more to do to make it even better.”


NFIB’s endorsement is critical to the Norris 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 Norris campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues. 




NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at

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