Angel earns Guardian of Small Business award

OLYMPIA — District 26 State Sen. Jan Angel (R-Port Orchard) is one of 15 senators to receive the Guardian of Small Business award for a perfect, 100-percent, pro-small-business voting record for the 2013-14 biennium.

“It’s an easy decision for me to support small-business owners; having been a small-business owner myself, I know firsthand the unique challenges they face every day,” said Angel.

“Small businesses are the lifeline of our economy, working to retain and create jobs. I’m proud to stand with the 1.1 million Washingtonians who work for small businesses. I hope they know that I will go to bat for them any day!”

The National Federation of Independent Business evaluates legislators’ commitment to helping small-businesses succeed. Awards are given at the end of every two-year legislative cycle to the legislators who receive a score of 80 percent and higher.

Patrick Connor, NFIB’s Washington state director, said only 69 out of 147 state legislators voted in support of small-business owners at least 80 percent of the time.

Angel has consistently earned the friend of Main Street badge of honor since first joining the Legislature in 2009.


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