Rep. Jon Lundberg’s (R-Bristol) candidacy in the upcoming Aug 4. Tennessee primary election has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Tennessee’s leading small business association.

 The non-profit organization, which has more than 325,000 members nationwide, has the goal of defending the right of small business owners to run their businesses without undue government interference, and to advance public policies that promote small business success. The endorsement was made by the group’s political arm, NFIB/Tennessee Save America’s Free Enterprise (SAFE) Trust, and can be found at http://www.nfib.com/content/news/elections/28-legislative-candidates-earn-primary-endorsements-74599/.

 “Small business ownership is at the heart of many East Tennessee communities, and a powerful engine for commerce on a wider scale,” Lundberg says. “Whenever we eliminate red tape and open the way for individual entrepreneurs to succeed, it strengthens us all.”

 Lundberg, who represents the first legislative district, was first elected to the Tennessee General Assembly in 2006. He is currently seeking election to Tennessee’s District 4 senate seat, presently held by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who will retire at the end of his term.

Following August’s primary election, the general election is set for Nov. 8, 2016.

For more information or to view campaign events, visit jonlundberg.com.