UC candidates earn small business endorsement

NFIBUPPER CUMBERLAND – The National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee’s leading small business association, has endorsed candidates in 92 state legislative general election races, including nine in the Upper Cumberland.

The endorsements were made by NFIB/Tennessee SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.

“NFIB stands firmly with candidates who support small business and free enterprise,” Jim Brown, state director of NFIB/Tennessee, said in a release. “These endorsed candidates have consistently voted or have pledged to support small businesses on the issues that impact their ability to own, operate and grow their enterprises.”

The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8. All those in the UC receiving nods are incumbents. They include:

  • Sen. Ken Yager, District 12 (Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Pickett and Scott)
  • Sen. Janice Bowling, District 16 (Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren)
  • Rep. Cameron Sexton, District 25 (Cumberland, Van Buren, Putnam)
  • Rep. Kelly Keisling, District 38 (Macon, Clay, Pickett, Scott, part of Fentress)
  • Rep. Mark Pody, District 46 (Cannon, part of Wilson and DeKalb)
  • Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver, District 40 (Smith, Trousdale, part of DeKalb and Sumner)
  • Rep. Ryan Williams, District 42 (part of Putnam)
  • Rep. Kevin Dunlap, District 43 (White, Grundy and part of Warren)
  • Rep. Judd Matheny, District 47 (Coffee and part of Warren)




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