Rep. Wehrli Named “Guardian of Small Business”

State Representative Grant Wehrli was recently awarded the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business in Illinois (NFIB). The NFIB awarded Rep. Wehrli (R-Naperville) a 100% approval rating for his votes in support of small businesses in Dupage County and across the state.

“Small businesses are the very backbone of our community. Strong small businesses create more jobs and provide support for vital local services and I’m proud to do all I can to help them thrive and grow,” Rep. Wehrli said.

Serving as the voice of small business, the NFIB has over 11,000 small business members in Illinois, all of whom count on state legislators to make for a healthy small business environment.

The designation of Guardian of Small Business was given to Illinois legislators based on key small business votes taken in the 99th General Assembly. Every two years state legislators are given a score based on their votes related to small business matters. In order to earn the Guardian distinction, a legislator must score 80 percent or better on the NFIB voting record.