Dutchess County Legislator and 41st Senate District candidate Sue Serino is joined by NFIB/New York State Director Mike Durant during a press conference announcing the organization’s endorsement of Serino.


Mike Durant, State Director for the New York Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today joined Dutchess County Legislator and 41st state Senate District candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park) for a press conference announcing his organization’s support Serino for state Senate. Durant highlighted Serino’s small-business background and her proven record of supporting pro-jobs and pro-taxpayer initiatives as reasons for his organization's support. 

“Sue Serino is the leader small business and taxpayers need in the State Senate. With her small business background, Sue understands the significant challenges facing small business in New York and will fight the policies that continue to hamper our economy. From her call to reduce New York’s sizable tax burden to her push to reduce the senseless red tape, Sue Serino is the right choice for small business,” said NFIB/New York State Director Mike Durant.


“Building my own real estate agency, I’ve seen firsthand how the lack of jobs has forced people of all ages to leave New York for states with a more business-friendly environment. As a small-business owner, I can tell you that New York’s red tape and regulations make it hard to open a business, keep your business open and grow your operations. On top of that, the constantly increasing tax burden truly weighs down businesses of all sizes. I am proud to have the endorsement of NFIB and the support of business owners across Dutchess and Putnam counties, as they are on the frontline of the economy. As Senator, I will be committed to building a pro-jobs economy that gets New Yorkers back to work and puts our communities on the right track,” said Serino.


NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, representing its members in Washington, D.C. and all 50 states. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business.


Serino’s opponent, Terry Gipson's failure to help our local businesses was highlighted earlier this year by NFIB, when their legislative report scored him at only a 64 percent.