The Oklahoma office of the National Federation of Independent Business has presented its coveted Guardian of Small Business Award to state Rep. Elise Hall (Oklahoma City).
The Guardian of Small Business award is the most prestigious honor that NFIB bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small business issues. The NFIB Oklahoma Leadership Council, an advisory board comprised of NFIB members, voted to present the award to Hall.
“Representative Hall has a 100-percent lifetime NFIB voting record but earned this award for her work as chair of the House Business, Commerce, and Tourism Committee,” Shouse said. “Representative Hall has consistently opposed job-killing mandates and other measures that would have undermined small business in Oklahoma. Time and again, despite intense pressure from the opposition, she supported the small-business position on issues ranging from workers’ comp to taxes.
“Entrepreneurs across the state appreciate Representative Hall’s efforts to create a level playing field for small businesses,” Shouse said. “She truly is a Guardian of Small Business.”