Republican candidate Ezell faces Democrat DuPree, Libertarian Johnson in the midterm elections in November next month.
The nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), announced Tuesday that it has endorsed Mike Ezell for election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent at 4the Congressional District.
The endorsement is issued by NFIB FedPAC, the NFIB’s political action committee.
Dawn McVea, NFIB Mississippi State Director, said Jackson County Sheriff Ezell is a valued South Mississippi law enforcement officer who knows the important role small businesses play in the community.
“He pledged to work on small business issues in Congress, including reducing burdensome government regulations and addressing supply chain disruptions that are deterring small business productivity,” McVea said. “We are confident that he will advance a pro-growth policy agenda and be a strong voice for small business owners. We are proud to endorse him today.”
“We know that Mike Ezell will be a pro-small business member of Congress,” said Sharon Sussin, senior national political director for the NFIB. “He has the experience and knowledge to support small businesses and we look forward to working with him.”
In the July 28 primary runoff election, the NFIB endorsed Michael Guest (MS-03) and Steven Palazzo (MS-04). Palazzo lost to Ezell in that second round.
“Mississippi small business owners know how important it is to have representatives in Congress who promote pro-small business policies,” the NFIB Mississippi state director said in July. “Both Rep. Michael Guest and Rep. Steven Palazzo have proven themselves to be advocates for the state’s small businesses with a 100% voting record for the 117the Congress.”
Ezell, a Republican, is facing Democratic candidate Johnny DuPree and Libertarian Alden Johnson on the November 8 ballot.