Killion Earns Key Business Endorsement

September 22, 2016

Killion Earns Key Business Endorsement

14,000 member NFIB endorses Killion in his campaign for Pennsylvania State Senate


CHADDS FORD, PA – Freshman State Senator Tom Killion has earned the endorsement of one of the state’s leading small business associations, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), in his campaign in Pennsylvania’s 9th Senatorial District.  Killion’s endorsement is a result of his support of a range of issues important to the state’s small businesses, which are the largest driver of new job creation in Pennsylvania.

“Tom Killion’s election to the Pennsylvania Senate is critical for small-business owners in Delaware and Chester Counties and the protection of free enterprise in Pennsylvania,” said Kevin Shivers, the NFIB’s state director in Pennsylvania.  “Pennsylvania’s small businesses provide more jobs than any other sector of the state’s economy and we need to take steps to address issues that are hindering their growth and new job creation. As a small business owner himself, Killion knows the challenges owners and operators of small business face in the form of high taxes and unnecessary regulations.  We need leaders like Tom in Harrisburg to fight for smart policies that will support small businesses, enhance our economy, and create new employment opportunities for Pennsylvanians.”

The NFIB has more than 14,000 members in Pennsylvania.  The endorsement comes from the NFIB/Pa’s political committee, the Save America’s Free Enterprise (SAFE) Trust.  Shivers said the endorsement was based on Killion’s strong record of support of small business on a variety of key economic issues, including his opposition to new or increased taxes on small businesses and his support for eliminating the state’s death tax which hurts family-owned businesses.

“It is great to have the support of Pennsylvania’s small business community in my campaign for re-election,” said Killion.  “Small businesses play a vital role in creating job opportunities for many residents in our local communities and contributing to our regional economy.  High taxes on small businesses provide them with less money to invest in growth, expansion, and the hiring of new employees.  We need to work to keep taxes low to help stimulate further economic growth in the state, which in turn will contribute to increased revenues for funding priorities such as education.”

About Tom Killion

Tom Killion is the founder and owner of a small business and he has represented the residents of the 168th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2003.  Killion is committed to keeping taxes low, fighting for fiscal responsibility in state government, finding innovative funding solutions to preserve open space, and improving our state’s healthcare.  He has actively supported medical malpractice reform, property tax reform, efforts to privatize the state’s liquor system, and pension reform.

Tom has been involved in a wide range of non-profit organizations and community groups with the goal of helping to improve our communities and provide support to local residents.  He and his wife Eileen live in Middletown and have two adult daughters. Tom is a graduate of Penn State University and Cardinal O’Hara High School.  For more information, visit or follow his campaign on Twitter and Facebook.


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