NFIB Press release, June 30,2016 - The Tennessee office of the
National Federation of Independent Business, the state's leading small-business
association, has presented its coveted Guardian of Small Business Award to
state Rep. Charles Sargent. NFIB made the presentation this afternoon at Elliott
Davis Decosimo, an NFIB member in Brentwood.
|Rep. Charles Sargent|
Jim Brown, state director of NFIB, said, “Charles Sargent is an exceptionally strong supporter of NFIB on a variety of issues. Most notably, he sponsored legislation to repeal the state’s inheritance and gift taxes, as well as a reform bill that provides a more flexible, less punitive reporting method for businesses that pay our franchise & excise tax. Representative Sargent once again scored a perfect 100 percent voting record with NFIB and continues to support legislation that promotes a stable business environment for free enterprise.”
“Tennesseans are fortunate to have leaders like Charles Sargent representing them in our legislature,” Brown said. “On behalf of all small businesses in Tennessee, NFIB wants to thank Representative Sargent for everything he’s done for our state’s entrepreneurs.”
Sargent, who chairs the House Finance Ways & Means Committee and serves on the Insurance & Banking Committee, is a longtime NFIB member from Franklin.