John Kabateck, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, presented Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, with the organization's Guardian of Small Business Award for the senator's efforts in supporting small businesses.

Wilk awarded Guardian of Small Business Award

The National Federation of Independent Business has awarded Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, the “Guardian of Small Business Award” for Wilk’s efforts in consistently supporting small businesses throughout the state’s 21st Senate District.

The NFIB is the nation’s largest group of small and independent business owners and the Guardian of Small Business Award is the organization’s most prestigious recognition for legislators, according to a news release sent by Wilk on Tuesday.

“Small business is the economic engine of California, representing 99.8% of all job-creating business in the state and two-thirds of all private sector jobs. These companies come in all shapes and sizes, but most importantly, they employ almost half of all Californians,” Wilk said. “Supporting small business is supporting my community, my constituents and their families.”

In January, Wilk received a perfect score from the NFIB on its 2018 legislative scorecard, which details the legislation that’s important to the group and the way Senate and Assembly members voted.

“I am honored to be recognized for my efforts on behalf of the millions of Californians who are small business owners or are employed at a small business,” Wilk said. “I will continue to prioritize policies that encourage job growth in our state, or stopping the ones that don’t.”

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