Rep. Tom Morrison Chosen as “Guardian of Small Business” by Independent Business Owners’ Group

State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) has been chosen as a recipient of the “Guardian of Small Business” award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses/Illinois (NFIB).

The award, given out every other year by the non-partisan NFIB, recognizes lawmakers from the House and Senate with a solid voting record that supports small businesses. According to NFIB/Illinois State Director Kim Clarke Maisch, the organization evaluated legislators’ voting records on nine key bills that affect small business (HB3223, HB2649, HB923, SB 1, SB3287, SB2758, HB3005, SB2776 and HB924), and lawmakers earning an 80% or higher rating receive the award.

“Representative Tom Morrison is a strong advocate for the small businesses in the 54th District,” said Maisch. “He has time and again voted to support Main Street and help them fight costly regulations, egregious mandates and higher taxes.”

Morrison, who has served in the Illinois House of Representatives since 2011, said he was honored to be recognized for his commitment to the small businesses that represent the backbone of the Illinois economy. “Small business owners are the primary job creators in Illinois,” said Morrison. “As legislators, it is important that we support their efforts to grow and expand so that people can find sustainable jobs that reduce reliance on government programs.”