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60th District Digest August 11, 2017

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NFIB: Delegate James Edmunds Earns 100% Rating on Small Business Issues

RICHMOND, August 11, 2017- Nicole Riley, State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, announced today that Delegate James Edmunds earned a score of 100% on the 2016-2017 NFIB/Virginia Voting Record. NFIB/Virginia is the commonwealth's leading small-business association, with 6,700 small-business members statewide.

"What this means is that Delegate Edmunds has stood up for Virginia's job creators time and again on important issues such as addressing the rising costs of healthcare, opposing efforts to place additional mandates on the backs of small business and reforming Virginia's regulatory structure," Riley said.

Small businesses account for 98 percent of the commonwealth's employers and employ nearly half of Virginia's non-government workforce, according to federal government statistics.

"Our members truly appreciate the efforts of legislators such as Delegate Edmunds who help Virginia's small-businesses," Riley said. Delegate Edmunds understands the challenges facing the Commonwealth's small businesses, and our members believe he will continue to take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs."

NFIB tracks the key legislative issues identified by our small business members every session and then we tabulate a score for each Virginia lawmaker in the state House and state Senate. The NFIB voting record provides a critically important evaluation of a legislator's attitude toward small business based on floor votes.

"As the owner of several small businesses myself, I completely understand the challenges faced by business owners and the frustration caused by unnecessary regulations and I have always looked for ways to make the process better," stated Delegate Edmunds.

Download a PDF copy of the 2016-2017 NFIB/Virginia Voting Record at http://www.nfib.com/virginia/voting-record/

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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 www.NFIB.com/newsroom.

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