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Honeyford’s perfect record of support for small business continues

Sen. Jim Honeyford has again earned the Guardian of Small Business Award by maintaining a perfect voting record during the 2013-14 biennium on issues that count for small businesses. He was one of 15 senators to receive a 100-percent score from the National Federation of Independent Business.

“Communities across the 15th Legislative District depend on these family-run shops, which not only are up against big corporations but also all the regulations Olympia throws at them,” said Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. “It’s been my mission to chip away at the roadblocks they face and help them flourish.”

“Main Street has no better friend in the state Senate than Jim Honeyford,” said NFIB Washington State Director Patrick Connor.  “Since coming to the Legislature in 1995 Senator Honeyford has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with small business, earning a 100-percent voting record on the issues that matter most to our state’s entrepreneurs for each two-year legislature in which he has served.” Continue reading

Senator King and I receive “Guardian of Small Business” award

The National Federation of Independent Business has awarded Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima) and me its Guardians of Small Business Award for 2012. The award is given to legislators with strong records of sponsoring and supporting legislation vital to the creation, growth and survival of small-business enterprises in Washington state.

JobsI’m very proud to receive this award from the National Federation of Independent Business once again. In my 18 years as a state lawmaker I’ve always tried to be a champion of small businesses and have worked hard to give them every opportunity to succeed in this often-difficult environment. Continue reading