ALBANY New York State Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) has received the "Guardian Award" from the New York Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business.
The award is a testament to the senator's pro-business attitudes in working to revitalize the upstate economy and bring jobs to her district and the state. Only 10 legislators in the entire state received this prestigious honor, according to NFIB/NY.
"I'm honored that NFIB/NY has recognized my continued commitment to small businesses throughout the state," Young said. "I will keep fighting to lower taxes and eliminate the government red tape that often prohibits businesses from growing and prospering. NFIB/NY can always count on me as an outspoken ally who wants to improve the business climate and create more jobs so our young people can stay after they graduate."
"Senator Young has been a tremendous advocate for small business," NFIB/NY State Director Mike Durant said. "We are proud to bestow the Guardian Award on the Senator and commend her continued efforts to help New York's small businesses."
NFIB/NY also cited the senator's stellar voting record, the way she forcefully debated against a number of key bills NFIB/NY opposed and how she frequently mentions NFIB/NY and what they stand for on the New York State Senate floor.
The NFIB/NY "Guardian Award" recognizes state legislators who have, through their voting record, demonstrated strong support for New York's small businesses and NFIB's position on key issues facing them. The guardian statue is carved in the likeness of the classic image of a "Minuteman" and is awarded by NFIB to lawmakers who display the courage to protect and defend New York's small-business sector.