Small Business Endorses Paul Newton in Senate 36 Race


RALEIGH, September 16, 2016—The National Federation of Independent Business, North Carolina’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Paul Newton in the 36th District Senate race.

The endorsement comes from the NFIB North Carolina SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.

“Paul Newton is the clear choice for small-business owners, their employees, and their families,” said Gregg Thompson, state director of NFIB.

“Paul Newton understands the challenges facing small businesses,” Thompson said. “Our members believe he will take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps all small businesses grow and creat

The NFIB North Carolina SAFE Trust’s endorsement is critical to the Newton campaign. 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 has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of the campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues.


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 sends its 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 about NFIB is available online at