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Small Business Endorses Michael Webert in House Race

National Foundation of Independent Business Endorses Michael Webert!

National Foundation of Independent Business Endorses Michael Webert!

Warrenton, VA, September 27, 2011 — The National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Michael Webert in the 18th House District race.

The endorsement was made by NFIB/Virginia SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. NFIB has 6,000 small-business members throughout the Commonwealth.

“Michael Webert understands the challenges facing Virginia’s small, family businesses and is the clear choice in House District 18,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB/Virginia.

“We believe Michael Webert will take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs and puts the Commonwealth back on the pathway to success.”

Candidate Michael Webert issued the following statement:

“As a small businessman myself, I know the important role that NFIB plays in advocating our interests. That makes me especially proud to earn their endorsement in my campaign for the House of Delegates. I look forward to working with the NFIB to keep Virginia a state that is friendly to independent and small businesses.

NFIB’s endorsement is critical to a candidate’s campaign. 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 has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of the campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and voting 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 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