The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) endorsed Assemblywoman Catharine Baker for re-election the 16th Assembly District.
“I grew up in our small family business run by my Dad, Uncle Fred, and Grandfather, and spent much of my law practice working with small businesses. I know how challenging California makes life for small business employers and I have advocated for policies that will make California a pro-job state once again. I am honored to have the support of the NFIB, and will continue working with, and for, small local businesses who are the backbone of our economy,” said Baker.
In their endorsement, NFIB/CA stated that, “Assemblymember Baker has been a staunch ally of small business since her election in 2014,” and “As a business attorney, Catharine knows first-hand the challenges our members face…We are pleased to endorse her for re-election to the State Assembly in 2016.”
NFIB has more than 21,000 dues-paying members in California representing a cross-section of the state’s economy. The endorsement comes from NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the organization’s political action committee, and is based on positions regarding key small-business issues including health care, taxes, labor and regulatory issues.
Assemblywoman Catharine Baker represents Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Walnut Creek. This is Assemblywoman Baker’s first term in office. In the Assembly, she’s been focused on improving K-12 education and access to UC schools for Californians, preventing BART strikes, making smarter infrastructure investments, and bringing more transparency and fiscal responsibility to government.