The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, has endorsed State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, for Congress.
“Jim Oberweis not only has served in the Illinois State Senate since 2013 but is chairman of his family-owned dairy operation and owner of his own business,” said NFIB’s Illinois State Director Mark Grant said in a news release from Oberweis' office. “During his time in the state Senate, Oberweis earned 100% voting records, proving his strong support of small business issues. We are confident he will continue to be a champion for Illinois’ small business community in Congress. On behalf of small businesses in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, I am proud to endorse Jim Oberweis for election to the U.S. House of Representatives."
In March, Oberweis won the Republican nomination for the 14th District and will face freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, in the November election.
Oberweis is an entrepreneur, businessman, state senator, and native of Illinois' Fox Valley region. During his time in the Illinois state Senate, he earned a 100% NFIB voting record.
"Small businesses need good representatives in Congress now more than ever," NFIB National Political Director Sharon Sussin said in the release. "With a distinguished background in both the private and public sectors, Jim Oberweis brings a solid understanding of the challenges that small businesses are facing. We are proud to endorse him today and look forward to working with him in Congress."