ALBANY – New York’s leading small business association, the National Federation of Independent Business,
has endorsed Assemblyman James Tedisco for re-election in the 110th Assembly district.
“Jim Tedisco has been a staunch defender of small business in the Legislature,” said NFIB/New York State
Director Mike Elmendorf. “Assemblyman Tedisco has stood with small business on key issues this session,
including opposing the biggest tax increase in New York State history, which included a tax hike on small
business income and increased energy and health insurance costs. Jim Tedisco is the right choice for small
business, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Assemblyman to reduce New York’s sky-high
cost of doing business and improve our economy. Jim Tedisco is an experienced leader who gets results and we
need him back in Albany to keep up that fight,” Elmendorf said.
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of New York’s leading advocate for small businesses and jobs, the
NFIB. We all know jobs don’t appear out of thin air. That’s why I’m calling for tax credits, breaks and
incentives for businesses that hire unemployed New Yorkers. It’s simple, really: the more people that work, the
bigger our tax base. This is why I authored the first tax cap legislation this decade, the ‘New York State
Property Taxpayers Protection Act.’ To turn our economy around, we need to put a lid on out of control
property taxes and help small businesses grow,” said Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga).
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’s political support is based on the candidate’s position and record on small-business issues.
Assemblyman Tedisco’s endorsement comes from the NFIB/New York SAFE (Save America’s Free
Enterprise) Trust, the political action committee for NFIB/New York’s membership. The endorsement puts the
considerable grassroots support of the state’s small businesses behind the Tedisco campaign.