Assemblymember Salas Receives Guardian of Small Business Award

Monday, April 29, 2019

Assemblymember Salas with NFIB State Director John Kabateck

The National Federation of Independent Business awards Salas for his commitment to California’s small businesses

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) received the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business award for the 2018 legislative session.  The NFIB has advocated on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners for 75 years.  Assemblymember Salas was recognized for his support of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

“I am honored to be recognized as a Guardian of Small Business,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “California is home to more than 3 million small businesses.  They are a vital component of our thriving economy and the backbone of our dynamic workforce.  I am proud to accept this award from the NFIB for our work supporting small business owners.”

“What has stood out the most for us in Assemblyman Salas’ remarkable legislative service is his fundamental appreciation of the importance of small business to the California economy. He knows small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses,” said John Kabateck, NFIB State Director in California. “They often have different difficulties in remaining solvent, and he has worked to make sure his colleagues understand this. Small business has a true and effective champion in Assemblyman Rudy Salas.”

NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses. 

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Assemblymember Salas represents part of the City of Bakersfield, the cities of Arvin, Avenal, Corcoran, Delano, Hanford, Lemoore, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and the communities of Armona, Buttonwillow, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.