Assemblyman Robin Schimminger Named 2008 NFIB/NY "Guardian of Small Business"

August 20, 2008

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, Chairman of the Assembly Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, was honored by the National Federation of Independent Business/New York as a 2008 "Guardian of Small Business," recognizing the Assemblyman's strong support of small business and his voting record with NFIB over the past two years.

"Assemblyman Schimminger has long been a friend of New York's small business owners, job creators and entrepreneurs, fighting for tax relief, more affordable health insurance and regulatory reform. He has for many years been the strongest and most outspoken supporter of small business in the Assembly Majority, fighting for policies to lower New York's cost of business and saying no to legislation that will burden small business and weaken our economy. This year Assemblyman Schimminger was the leading voice in the Assembly to repeal flawed and fundamentally unfair reform of the 'Wick's Law,' which essentially slams the door in the face of many small businesses seeking to do public construction work. We are grateful for Assemblyman Schimminger's unwavering support and leadership, and are proud to name him a 'Guardian of Small Business,' NFIB's highest honor," said Mike Elmendorf, New York State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business.