Associated Builders & Contractors, Empire State Chapter and the National Federation of Independent Business today announced their support for the candidacy of Floyd Rayburn. Rayburn is running in a Republican Primary for the State Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Michael Nozzolio.

Associated Builders & Contractors, Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson said, “As a small business owner, Floyd Rayburn knows what it takes to actually create jobs-because he’s done it. He knows what it’s like to sign the front of the check, not the back of it. He’s a proven leader who isn’t afraid to defend his business or his employees against laws and regulations that strangle New York companies. Our industry, and businesses in general, need a champion is Albany that will fight for them regardless of the obstacle or the politics.  The taxpayers need Floyd Rayburn in the New York State Senate.”

“Simply put, Albany desperately needs experienced small business owners in the legislature,” said Mike Durant, NFIB\NY State Director.  “Floyd understands the complex issues facing employers, because he faces these hurdles every day.  He will fight to reduce taxes and reform our onerous regulatory climate and he is the only choice in this race for small business.”

Rayburn said, “I am pleased to have the endorsement of ABC and NFIB, two organizations representing hundreds of thousands of small businesses and millions of employees across the state.  I know first-hand how over burdensome regulations and government interference are a killer to jobs for you and your family.  As a businessman and political outsider I will put job creation and lower taxes ahead of the agenda of Albany insiders.  I will stand up to Albany corruption and will answer only to the people.”

The 54th Senate District encompasses the Finger Lakes and includes all or parts of the following Counties: Ontario, Wayne, Cayuga, Tompkins, Seneca and Monroe. The Republican Primary takes place on Tuesday, September 13th.