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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:00 pm

ATLANTA – State Representative Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown) was recently recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for earning a 100 percent score for his support of small businesses. This score serves as an evaluation of his voting record on key issues during the 2013-2014 legislative term.

“I’m honored to receive a perfect rating from the NFIB for my consistent pro-business voting record during 2013-2014 legislative term - my first term as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives,” said Kelley. “Small businesses are responsible for providing over 90 percent of all jobs in our country, and I will remain committed to creating and supporting legislation which fosters an environment for businesses to thrive. I made a promise to this community to work to lower our taxes, cut burdensome regulations, and fight back against Obamacare, and scoring 100 percent on the NFIB scorecard is just one example of how I have kept this promise.”

Each year the NFIB tracks significant legislative issues affecting small businesses to tabulate a score for each Georgia legislator based on his or her floor votes on those key issues. The NFIB voting record provides an overall evaluation of law makers’ support for small businesses in Georgia by applying a simple score from zero to 100 percent.

Founded in 1943, the NFIB is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association with a membership consisting of 350,000 small and independent business owners across the nation. According to NFIB, it is America’s leading small-business advocate.

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