Clarksville, Tenn., July, 2016– Tennessee State Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) has earned the endorsement of Tennessee’s top small business advocacy group, the Tennessee National Federation of Independent Business (TNFIB).

“I’m truly grateful for the endorsement from NFIB,” said Sen. Mark Green. “The stand they take for the rights of small business owners makes recognition from them a true honor.”

State primaries are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 4, with early voting beginning July 15 and ending July 30. NFIB expects to announce general election endorsements later this summer. The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8.

“NFIB stands with candidates who support small businesses and who are dedicated to protecting free enterprise,” said Jim Brown, state director of NFIB/Tennessee, noting 13 of the 28 endorsed primary candidates are NFIB members. “These candidates have a proven track record of defending small businesses and promoting a positive environment for small business.”

In June, the TNFIB presented its coveted Guardian of Small Business Award to state Sen. Mark Green (pictured above).

The Guardian of Small Business award is the most prestigious honor that NFIB bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small business issues. The NFIB Tennessee Leadership Council, an advisory board comprised of NFIB members, voted to present the award to the legislator for supporting small-business issues in this year’s session of the General Assembly.

Jim Brown, state director of NFIB, said, “Mark Green has a perfect 100 percent voting record with NFIB, but, this year, he fought for two bills in particular that are important to Tennessee’s small employers.

“Tennesseans are fortunate to have leaders like Mark Green representing them in the General Assembly,” Brown said. “On behalf of all small businesses in Tennessee, NFIB wants to thank Mark Green for everything’s done on behalf of our state’s entrepreneurs.”

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