Provided by Del. Richard Anderson’s Office
Nicole Riley, State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), announced today that Del. Richard L. (Rich) Anderson earned a score of 100 percent on the 2016-2017 NFIB/Virginia Voting Record. NFIB/Virginia is the commonwealth’s leading small-business association, with 6,700 small-business members statewide.
“What this means is that Del. Anderson has stood up for Virginia’s job creators time and again on important issues, such as addressing the rising costs of healthcare, opposing efforts to place additional mandates on the backs of small business, and reforming Virginia’s regulatory structure,” Riley said.
Small businesses account for 98 percent of the commonwealth’s employers and employ nearly half of Virginia’s non-government workforce, according to federal government statistics.
“Our members truly appreciate the efforts of legislators such as Del. Anderson who help Virginia’s small-businesses,” Riley said. “Del. Anderson understands the challenges facing the commonwealth’s small businesses, and our members believe he will continue to take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs.”
NFIB tracks the key legislative issues identified by our small business members every session and then we tabulate a score for each Virginia lawmaker in the state House and state Senate. The NFIB voting record provides a critically important evaluation of a legislator’s attitude toward small business based on floor votes.
After NFIB officials notified Del. Anderson of his rating by Virginia’s largest business organization, the 51st House District delegate stated that “our most important job as Virginia legislators is to nurture a climate that permits job creators to make jobs, grow businesses, and put people to work in fairly-compensated employment.” Anderson further stated that “I focus the lion’s share of my attention on jobs, the economy, and economic development as the best way to make Prince William County a great place in which to live, work, serve, and raise a family.”
Download a PDF copy of the 2016-2017 NFIB/Virginia Voting Record at nfib.com/virginia/voting-record