OKLAHOMA CITY, September 18, 2012 – The National Federation of Indendent Business, Oklahoma’s leading small business association, today announced its endorsement of Katie Henke of Tulsa in her bid for election to the Oklahoma Legislature.
Jerrod Shouse, NFIB/Oklahoma state director, said today that “Ms. Henke has received the support of NFIB Oklahoma because she has a clean understanding of the needs of small business owners. Katie Henke believes in protecting their rights as well as fighting to keep necessary regulations from adding to the burden of running a successful business.”
“Henke knows how important small businesses are to the economy of Oklahoma and will work to provide the tools small business owners need to operate their businesses. We are proud to endorse her candidacy,” Shouse said.
NFIB’s endorsement brings with it the powerful support of thousands of small business owners from across the state. “Our members, the independent business owners, know and appreciate the importance of an ally in the legislature,” said Shouse.
This endorsement comes from the Oklahoma SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, NFIB’s political action committee. The National Federation of Independent Business bases its political support on 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 affects their business. NFIB’s power network of grassroots activist 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 or our member to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.