Update: Tuesday, May 22: Rep. Cathy Dahlquist was kind enough to share an image from Monday's ceremony at Northwest Safe in Enumclaw.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release issued last week by the National Federation of Independent Business/Washington.
The Washington state director for America’s largest small-business association will present Rep. Cathy Dahlquist with her Guardian of Small Business Award Monday, May 21, at a ceremony in Enumclaw.
Last month, the National Federation of Independent Business released its voting record for the 62nd Washington State Legislature, naming 62 state lawmakers as Guardians of Small Business for their pro-Main Street votes during the six sessions of the 2011-12 Legislature. Rep. Dahlquist had a 100-percent, pro-small-business voting record on 10 vital issues for small business.
“Rep. Dahlquist fought for free enterprise in the face of sometimes hostile opposition and took tough votes because she knew it was the right thing to do for the job creators in her home district and across the state,” said Patrick Connor, NFIB’s Washington state director who will present Dahlquist her award.
Guardian of Small Business Award Presentation
Monday, May 21 11:30 a.m.
Northwest Safe 830 Cole Street, Suite A
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 send their 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 is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.