(Avon, CT.) The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the leading small business association both in Connecticut and the country, endorsed State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26th District) today in her campaign for re-election.
In a statement issued jointly by Andy Markowski, State Director, NFIB/Connecticut and Wendy Traub, Chair, NFIB/CT SAFE Trust Committee, the NFIB proclaimed to Senator Boucher, “Your voting record over the last two legislative sessions on key issues important to small business indicated that you will continue to be committed to the needs of thousands of Main Street small businesses and their employees in Connecticut when you are re-elected to serve in Hartford.”
In receiving the endorsement, Senator Boucher commented, “I’m extremely pleased that the NFIB has endorsed my campaign. I firmly believe that if we are to restore Connecticut to the vital, thriving state we once were, we must create an environment where businesses can grow and create jobs so that families can prosper. As the founder and former owner of a small business myself, I understand that what these people need is for our government to reduce the current tax burdens and regulations that make it so difficult for them to operate in the state. I remain committed to fighting for legislation that will do that.”
Senator Boucher is Chief Deputy Senate Minority Leader; Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Transportation, Education and Higher Education Committees; and Member of the Finance Committee. During her tenure in the Senate, she has sponsored the No-Tax Increase, balanced state budget, passed bi-partisan legislation to create jobs, stopped proposed increases in the gas tax and prevented the return of tolls on Connecticut highways. Her district includes Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton.
In addition to her experience in government and as a small business owner, she ‘s spent 25 years as a business executive at Fortune 500 companies, holds and MBA degree from University of Connecticut and Series 7 and 63 brokerage licenses.