Saturday, February 16, 2008

Widener Wins Endorsement

NFIB Endorses Widener



Candidate for State Senate supported by NFIB-the voice of small business

SPRINGFIELD, OH (2/15/08) - National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has announced its endorsement of Chris Widener, conservative Republican candidate for the Ohio State Senate.

The NFIB -- the voice of small business - recognized Widener's dedication to eliminating the government red tape that too often strangles small businesses.

"Chris is a small businessman, so he has first-hand experience with what exactly running a small business is all about. That's given him the insight to fight for a friendly environment for job creation in Ohio, something we know he'll continue to do in the State Senate," Ty Pine NFIB Legislative Director said.

"I'm overwhelmed by the support I've received from the business community," Widener said. "I'm proud of my track record of cutting income taxes by 21 percent and helping to pass a historic tax reform package -- both of which will stimulate the economy and keep jobs right here in Ohio."

Widener is a licensed architect and has owned his own firm for 18 years. Prior to starting his own business he worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a civil service architect and as the installations first full-time Historic Preservation Officer.

Widener currently represents Madison County and portions of Clark and Greene Counties in his fourth term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. In his service, he provided much needed prescription drug coverage for 1.4 million Ohio seniors without any additional costs to taxpayers, and helped pass a state budget with the lowest growth in spending in nearly half a century.

Widener adds this endorsement to an increasingly long list of supporters including, the Ohio Republican Party, the Greene County Republican Party (his opponent's home county), the Madison County Republican Party, the Republican Senate Campaign Committee, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Right to Life, Buckeye Firearms Association, National Electric Contractors Association Ohio Chapter, and Moms For Ohio.

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