Sen.Bruce Thompson Earns 100% Voting Record on Small Business Issues
Sen. Bruce Thompson was recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his pro-business voting record during the 2013-14 legislative sessions. NFIB awarded Sen. Thompson with a 100% rating due to his strong support of small business issues. NFIB is Georgia’s leading small-business association with over 7,500 dues-paying members representing a cross section of the state’s economy.
“As a business owner, I came to the Capitol with a mission to represent small business,” said Sen. Thompson. “Receiving such an honor only strengthens my resolve to be a voice for small businesses in my district and in Georgia.”
“Sen. Thompson clearly understands what small business means to Georgia’s economy,” said Kyle Jackson, State Director, NFIB Georgia. (more…)
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