Yuma legislator named Guardians of Small Business

FROM STAFF REPORTS | Posted: Saturday, June 7, 2014 5:04 pm

A Yuma lawmaker has been named Guardian of Small Business for his “perfect” voting records on small-business issues during the 51st Arizona Legislature.

Sen. Don Shooter (R-Yuma) will be honored by the Arizona chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business, a conservative lobbying organization, at a reception in July. He will receive a certificate noting his achievement.

Reps. Steve Montenegro (R-Avondale) and Darin Mitchell (R-Litchfield), lawmakers who also represent portions of Yuma County, received the honor as well. In total, the NFIB recognized 40 Arizona legislators for their

“When they look in the mirror every legislator thinks he or she sees a small-business champion even though for many it’s only a politically convenient delusion,” said Farrell Quinlan, NFIB/Arizona director.

“The 40 Guardians of Small Business never waivered in their solidarity with Arizona’s small-business owners. These legislators delivered solid proof, instead of a fleeting pose, on the issues most critical to the survival and success of our small businesses,” Quinlan added.