Media Contact – Christian Chase –

(Erie County, N.Y.) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) endorsed Republican Congressional candidate Chris Jacobs for New York’s 27th Congressional District today at a virtual press conference.

“I have known Chris Jacobs for 10 years,” Greg Biryla NFIB New York State Director said. “I have lived in communities he has represented, and I have worked side-by-side with Chris on the most important issues facing NFIB members in Western New York and across our state. Small businesses are uncertain and anxious about their future and they need a champion in Congress who has walked in their shoes, understands their challenges, and will make sure the voice of small business is heard loud and clear in Washington. Chris Jacobs is the right person at the right time to represent the people, communities, and job creators from every corner of New York’s 27th District.”

“This is a difficult time for small businesses in our country,” NFIB National Political Director Sharon Sussin said. “It’s more important now than ever to have strong voices in Congress, which is why we are proud to endorse Chris Jacobs today for election to the U.S. House. We are confident he will represent small businesses in New York’s 27th Congressional District and around the country well.”

NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since their founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses, and remains so today.

“I’m honored to be the only candidate to receive the endorsement of the NFIB. I have made it my mission to use my over 18 years as a small businessman and my elected office to be a strong advocate for small businesses, I know how vital they are to our region,” Jacobs said. “As we defeat COVID-19, and the challenges it has created, Western New York needs strong leadership in Congress to not only ensure we open safely and successfully, but that we are looking to the future. I plan to work with the NFIB and President Trump to role back punitive taxes and regulations – together we can save our struggling small businesses but also build a friendlier environment so we can create countless new businesses and jobs throughout our region to drive our comeback.”

Chris Jacobs is also the only candidate to have received the endorsement of United States President Donald Trump, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Former Congressman Jack Quinn (R-NY), NYS Senator Patrick Gallivan, NYS Assemblyman Mike Norris, and NYS Assemblyman Angelo Morinello.