Fighting for Main Street Business
Hometown businesses – large and small – are enthusiastically supporting of Kurt Daudt in the House District 31A race. The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund PAC, representing more than 2,300 businesses of all types and sizes across Minnesota, has endorsed Kurt Daudt for the Minnesota House. In a statement, Chamber Leadership Fund Pac Treasurer Bill Blazar said:
“Kurt Daudt is a champion of the business community, and our PAC’s endorsement recognizes his hard work on behalf of Minnesota employers and employees.
Kurt is committed to economic growth and job creation in Minnesota- voting for Kurt is a vote for a brighter economic future for residents of House District 31A and for Minnesota.”
In addition, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Minnesota’s most influential small business group, endorsed Kurt and awarded him the Guardian of Small Business Award.
NFIB Minnesota State Director Mike Hickey said:
“Since the day he took office, Speaker Daudt has been a sincere and thoughtful advocate for the small business community.
Throughout the last two years, he has fought to enact legislation that was not only beneficial for small business owners, but an overall improvement to our state’s business climate.
Speaker Daudt understands that small business is the lifeblood of Minnesota’s economy and we appreciate all of his efforts to help small business men and women fighting to survive.”
In addition, Hickey noted Speaker Daudt and the House Republican majority proposed numerous bills that were beneficial to the small business community. Some of the highlights include:
- Voted to conform the Minnesota’s estate tax exemption to the federal level.
- Voted to significantly reduce business property taxes by eliminating the state general portion of the business property tax. This would give companies a 20-30% reduction on a large fixed cost and make us instantly competitive on this issue.
- Supported legislation for employers that provided a one-time, $258 million dollar unemployment insurance tax credit that will reduce taxes for most businesses by 27-29%
- Led the effort to hold the line on state spending which gave Minnesota the third smallest state budget increase in the last 50 years.
Kurt is committed to working alongside business owners to ensure good-paying jobs for his constituents in Bethel, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis, Zimmerman, and Livonia, Spencer Brook, Stanford, Bradford and Athens Townships.