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Small Business Endorses Jeff Thompson in District 8 Race

September 27th, 2011

BATON ROUGE, 09/27/11, 2011 — The National Federation of Independent Business, Louisiana’s leading small-business association, has endorsed Jeff Thompson in the District 8 State House race.

The endorsement was made by NFIB/Louisiana SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members. NFIB has nearly 5,000 small-business members throughout the state.

“Jeff Thompson is the clear choice for small business in House District 8. As the former President of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Bossier Economic Development Foundation, Jeff Thompson understands the challenges facing Louisiana’s businesses large and small,” said Renee Baker, state director of NFIB/Louisiana.

“We believe Jeff Thompson will take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs and puts Louisiana back on the pathway to success.”

“It is an honor and privilege to receive NIFB’s support” said Jeff Thompson. “Having the endorsement from an organization that I consider the leading voice for small business in Louisiana adds to the growing momentum of our pro-business, pro-jobs campaign,” added Thompson.

NFIB’s endorsement is critical to the Jeff Thompsons campaign. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of the campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues.

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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 www.NFIB.com/newsroom.

My Business Plan

September 2nd, 2011

There has never been a more important election than this one.  Today in our state, job growth is slow, taxes are high and consumer confidence is down.  Now more than ever, we need to elect business leaders who understand how to create policies that help lead to jobs.

As the former Chamber president, I know what makes our local economy work.  As your state representative, I will fight for lower taxes and less regulation, I will support creative tax incentives like the film and digital media tax credit, and I will work tirelessly to preserve and protect the jobs at Barksdale Air Force Base.

As a business leader, I wanted you to read my business plan.  I hope you’ll agree that it makes sense and saves dollars.  And I hope I can count on your support at election time.  Let’s turn this economy around!

You can download the full plan by clicking here.

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August 8th, 2011

Jeff Thompson: My Plan to Create Jobs, Part One

July 26th, 2011

It’s been said that two kinds of people run for office: those who want to be something and those who want to do something. I’m running for State Representative because I want to do something for the small businesses and job creators of this state.  And I want to do something before it’s too late.

Today our state doesn’t face an economic challenge; it faces an economic crisis. The Obama economy? Failed.  Unemployment?  Still climbing. Taxes?  Through the roof, hurting businesses, and killing jobs.

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