I got a call from Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) this week letting me know that they have endorsed my candidacy for State Representative in Simsbury.
CBIA is Connecticut’s largest business membership organization with more than 10,000 member companies. It is the leading voice of business and industry at the State Capitol and before state administrative agencies.
“Charity Folk has had a long partnership with CBIA throughout her career with the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce and understands the challenges facing our economy. As a candidate, Charity can bring her perspective in helping to create a business climate in Connecticut that will help retain and create jobs,” said John Rathgeber, President and CEO of CBIA. “We encourage voters in Simsbury to bring her to Hartford.”
The CBIA endorsement supports my campaign message that our state legislators must focus not only on our fiscal problems but make Connecticut a business friendly state to do business. The last few years of regulations, taxes and unfunded mandates have undermined the confidence of our small business in planning for their future. I look forward to working with CBIA in helping bring about significant new policies for business.
In addition to CBIA, I have been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business association whose mission is to promote and protect the rights of small and independent business owners to own, operate and grow their business.
For more information on my candidacy, go to www.charityforsimsbury.com