One Week…

With the terrible destruction that Hurricane Sandy unleashed on the east coast, my thoughts are with those that are suffering unspeakable devastation this morning.

You have been inundated with television commercials, radio ads and newspaper stories.  NFIB has been front and center working to inform small business owners of the issues this campaign season and the candidates the best support free enterprise.  NFIB/NY has endorsed 75 state legislative candidates and scored each and every member of the state legislature.

With a week left, the time is rapidly approaching to do your part and cast a vote for candidates that you feel will best help your business, your family and your employees.  These rarely are easy decisions, and much is at stake.  Nationally and here at the state level, there is an opportunity to shape our economic future.  Simply, to bolster a stagnate private sector economy that desperately needs it.

Your vote will help shape our future.

In light of Hurricane Sandy, poll sites may change.  Keep up to date with the latest changes here.

If you are unsure where you are registered to vote, can you find out here.

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About Mike Durant

Mike Durant was named New York State Director of NFIB in May 2011. Prior to joining NFIB as the Assistant State Director in May 2010, Durant began his career in the New York Senate working in the Office of Member Services. From there, he served in a number of positions during former New York Governor George E. Pataki’s administration. As a Research Specialist in the New York State Office of Demographic Policy, Mike was responsible for drafting a redistricting proposal for Governor Pataki. In addition, Mike served as a Research Specialist for the Empire State Development Corporation, as well as the Associate Commissioner of Human Resource Management with the New York Department of Labor. Durant also spent four years working at the Questar III BOCES as a specialist focusing on the complex formulas that drive aid to school districts across the state while also taking a lead role in the state legislative/budget process as it related to education policy. These past positions have given Mike a deep understanding of the complex political economics of the State of New York. Active in the community, Durant has served on a number of boards in both the village of Ballston Spa and Town of Milton. Durant received his bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Loudonville, New York and resides in Ballston Spa with his wife and two children.
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