Schoesler receives award from small-business organization

Sen. Mark Schoesler has been recognized for his efforts to help Washington small businesses.

The National Federation of Independent Business announced yesterday that the longtime 9th District legislator has earned the group’s Guardian of Small Business award. The letter from NFIB Washington State Director Patrick Connor to Schoesler informing him of the honor can be viewed here.

“I’m very honored to receive this award from NFIB for my long support of small businesses,” said Schoesler, R-Ritzville. “These businesses have long been the backbone of Washington’s economy, so it’s important for our state to create and maintain a business climate that allows them to grow and prosper, especially at a time when our state is struggling with record inflation and ongoing supply-chain problems.”

Schoesler has served the 9th Legislative District since 1992 when he was first elected to the House of Representatives. Schoesler was elected to the Senate in 2004.

He currently serves on the Senate Labor, Commerce and Tribal Affairs Committee, which focuses on business issues in the state.