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Leading Small Business Group Endorses Mike Sparks in District 49 House Race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Sept.4, 2020 — The NFIB Tennessee Political Action Committee has endorsed State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, in the 49th State House District race. The PAC is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.

“NFIB is proud to endorse candidates who have demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting small businesses in Tennessee,” said Jim Brown, Tennessee state director. “These individuals either have a proven track record of standing up for small businesses or have shown they will promote a positive business environment for Tennessee’s job creators.”

“I am truly honored to receive this endorsement from the NFIB as I seek to continue serving the citizens of District 49,” Sparks said. “Now, more than ever, our small businesses need our support as we work to recover from this pandemic. I am committed to fighting for them and advancing good policy that support small business owners and helps creates jobs. “

The NFIB Tennessee PAC’s endorsement is critical to Sparks’ campaign. Small-business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to visit the polls. The PAC’s support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues.

Early voting in the primaries begins Wednesday, Oct. 14, and ends Thursday, Oct. 29. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at

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