“Bobby Schilling is a small business owner and he brings that experience to everything he does as a member of Congress,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB Vice President of Political and Grassroots. “He knows what it means to sign the front of a paycheck. He knows first-hand the burden of excessive regulations. And he knows how hard it is for small businesses to operate under the threat of higher federal taxes.”
NFIB is the country’s leading small business advocate with more than 11,000 members in Illinois. On the issues identified by NFIB members as critically important to small business, Schilling has a very strong voting record.
“Bobby Schilling is one of us,” said NFIB Illinois State Director Kim Clarke Maisch. “He’s spent his life running a small business with his family, and in the context of this economy, and in the face of all of the uncertainty created by Washington, that’s the best training in the world. Small business owners in Illinois need many more people like Bobby Schilling in Congress.”
Schilling’s endorsement comes from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust (SAFE), the association’s political action committee, and is based on positions regarding key small-business issues including health care, taxes, and 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. NFIB will encourage its members in Illinois to help turn out the small-business vote for Walsh this coming Election Day.