National Federation of Independent Business-New York endorsing Ritchie for State Senate
Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 5:19 pm

The National Federation of Independent Business-New York, representing thousands of small businesses across Central and Northern New York, has endorsed Patty Ritchie for State Senate, saying she will be a “strong, consistent and unwavering advocate” for jobs and small business owners.

Ritchie is challenging Democratic incumbent Darrel Aubertine for the 48th state Senate district seat.

The NFIB endorsement is the fourth Ritchie has received from a leading pro-jobs group.

“Patty Ritchie will be a strong, consistent and unwavering advocate for small business in the State Senate. She is a proven leader with a record of results and the willingness, independence and courage to stand up and fight for what’s right,” said NFIB/New York Assistant State Director Mike Durant.

NFIB praised Ritchie for running her St. Lawrence County Clerk’s Office “like a small business” that earns a profit for taxpayers every year. The group has ranked Ritchie’s opponent among the worst incumbents for his record on job creation, citing his votes against small business a whopping 80 percent of the time.

In addition to NFIB, Ritchie has also been endorsed by the pro-jobs groups, Unshackle Upstate, The Business Council of NYS, and New Yorkers for Growth.