Sep 20, 2016

Jason Lewis, the Republican candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District, today received the coveted endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business, a leading advocate for small business owners, during a tour at Avionte, an NFIB member business in Eagan.

“The National Federation of Independent Business is proud to endorse Jason Lewis for Congress in Minnesota’s Second District,” said Sharon Sussin, National Political Director for NFIB. “Jason has experience running a family-owned business and knows the challenges the government imposes on our small businesses. Jason will be an ally to small business in Congress and we are proud to support him.”

The National Federation of Independent Business is the largest small business association in the country, counting over 325,000 small business owners as members.

“I am honored to have the support of the NFIB in this critical race,” said Lewis in response to this endorsement. “I know firsthand the challenges that small business owners face from an overzealous federal government, and I will use that experience to fight for Minnesota’s business owners in Congress.

“While Angie Craig seeks to expand drastic federal regulations and supports anti-job mandates that would kill Minnesota jobs, I will fight to instead get government out of the way, growing our economy and cutting back on job-killing regulations. I look forward to working with the NFIB over the coming months toward victory.”

Jason Lewis spent his career in the private sector. First running a small family business founded by his grandfather, then working the next 25 years on the broadcast airwaves as an independent voice in the national political conversation by talking with fellow Minnesotans and Americans about solutions to our greatest problems. An active Minnesota resident for two decades, Lewis’ mother was born and raised in North Minneapolis and his wife Leigh is a St. Paul native. They have two daughters. Jason is also an author and public speaker. Lewis won his competitive, multi-candidate primary contest with 49% of the vote share on August 9, 2016.