In recognition of his staunch advocacy of small businesses, the National Federation of Independent Business presented Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, with the Guardian of Small Business Award on April 24 at the State Capitol.
The NFIB, the largest small business association in the U.S., with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals, is a non-profit that works to defend the right of small business owners to own and operate their businesses without undue government interference.
“Small businesses play a vital role in creating jobs and stimulating the economy,” Gallagher said, in a statement. “That is why I fight so hard to protect them from the constant barrage of regulations and taxes here in California. I am honored to be named ‘Guardian of Small Businesses’ and will continue to show my support for all the hard-working business owners and entrepreneurs in our community.”
In California, small businesses employ seven million people, and the NFIB has been in the forefront of advocating on the most pressing small business issues, such as taxes, healthcare, and regulations for 75 years.
John Kabateck, state director for NFIB in California, presented the award and thanked Gallagher for his unwavering commitment to small business and entrepreneurial success in California. ■