May 4, 2015
By Michelle Orrock
The National Federation of Independent Business, California’s and the nation’s leading small business association, today announced the endorsement of Steve Glazer for Senate District 7.
“NFIB is proud to endorse Steve Glazer for the State Senate,” said John Kabateck, NFIB/CA executive director. “He believes, as do our members, that government needs to live within its means. Unlike his opponent, Steve opposes extending Prop. 30 small business taxes, wants to protect Proposition 13 property tax protections, and is committed to stopping the powerful special interests have dominated the State Capitol for too long.”
Judy Lloyd, NFIB/CA Leadership Council member and owner of Altamont Strategies in Danville, agreed. “Steve will be a reasonable voice in Sacramento. There are not enough legislators who support small businesses and we create 67% of the jobs in California. I look forward to working with him to ensure that small business owners can grow their businesses, create jobs and thrive.”
Cliff Luengo, NFIB/CA Leadership Council member and owner of RB Construction in Fremont, said, “Steve has set himself apart from the typical union-backed Democrat and has taken a stand against out-of-control pensions and government spending. He will be a strong advocate for businesses in his district such as mine.”
NFIB has more than 21,000 dues-paying members in California representing a cross-section of the state’s economy. The endorsement comes from NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the organization’s political action committee, and is based on positions regarding key small-business issues including health care, taxes, labor and regulatory issues.
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.