Assemblymember Seyarto Named a “Guardian of Small Business”

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to announce that he has received a 100% perfect score voting record for the 2021-22 legislative session from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), earning him the title of “Guardian of Small Business.”

The NFIB considered 11 bills that impact California small businesses that were voted on in both chambers. They include new laws such as AB 257 which establishes a Fast Food Sector Council vested with broad authority to set labor and employment laws for the fast food industry, including franchises, and AB 2188, which prohibits employers from disciplining, terminating, or refusing to hire a person for cannabis use.

Scores are calculated based on how votes reflect a legislator’s leanings toward private enterprise, fiscal responsibility, and the overall economic and business climate.

“Small businesses are vital to the success of California’s economy, and I am both humbled and honored to receive such an important commendation from the NFIB,” said Seyarto. “As lawmakers, we should be making it a priority to encourage entrepreneurship and opportunity so members of our communities can realize their dreams. Unfortunately much of what comes out of Sacramento does exactly the opposite. I will always fight to be a voice for our small businesses.”

Assemblymember Seyarto was also recognized by the California Chamber of Commerce as a legislator with one of the highest “Best Business Votes of 2022.”