DES MOINES, Iowa – The National Federation of Independent Business endorsed Republican nominee David Young in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District race over incumbent U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa. 

Young’s endorsement on Tuesday comes from NFIB FedPAC, the organization’s political action committee.

“As a former Congressman for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District from 2015-2019, David Young knows the challenges small businesses in our state are facing,” said Matt Everson, NFIB’s Iowa State Director. “He achieved a strong voting record during his time in the U.S. House of Representatives and was instrumental in helping pass important small business legislation, such as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which granted significant tax relief for small businesses. On behalf of small businesses in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, I am proud to endorse David Young today for election to the U.S. House of Representatives.”

 “David Young was a strong supporter of small businesses during his time in Congress,” said NFIB National Political Director Sharon Sussin. “He has a deep understanding of the issues that small businesses in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District are concerned about, and we are confident he will continue to be a champion for small businesses in Iowa and across the country in the U.S. House of Representatives.” 

David Young is a seventh-generation Iowan and served Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2015-2019. Young received a 91 percent NFIB voting record on small business issues during the 115th Congress and a 100 percent NFIB voting record during the 114th Congress. He was an NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award recipient for both of his terms in Congress.  

Young was also endorsed in June by the Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) Action Fund, representing smaller and larger employers.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business,” said Young. “The backbone of so many of our communities are small businesses. I will continue to make supporting them and their workers a priority by ensuring their taxes are low and excessive and burdensome regulations are kept in check to give them the freedom to run and expand their businesses and hire more workers and serve their customers.”

Young was elected to serve Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 and reelected in 2016. He served on the House Appropriations Committee. Before his service in Congress, Young served Iowans as U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley’s Chief of Staff from 2006-2013.

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