National Federation of Independent Business Endorses Senate Candidate Julie Killian

National Federation of Independent Business Endorses Senate Candidate Julie Killian



New York State Senate candidate and former Rye Councilwoman and Deputy Mayor Julie (R-Rye) has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business-New York based on her “consistent support of the small business agenda”.

“We look forward to working with Julie in Albany to address the urgent need to reduce the costs of doing business and begin the work of cutting broad business and income taxes, easing regulatory barriers and strengthening the economy,” Michael P. Durant, State Director, NFIB/NY said.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of the NFIB-NY, which represents small business owners across the state,” Killian said. “Countless studies highlight the fact that New York has one of the worst business climates in the nation. We must create a more hospitable environment for small and medium sized businesses, as they are the backbone of our economy and create the jobs our citizens need to thrive.”

“We must stop demonizing businesses, punishing entrepreneurs and picking winners and losers,” Killian said. “Businesses need a level playing field -- and certainty.”

One of the tenets of Killian’s campaign for Senate has been finding ways to reduce Westchester’s sky-high property taxes given Westchester pays the highest property taxes in the nation and also gets the least per-pupil school aid of any county in New York. “That’s no coincidence. We must change the school aid formula so that Westchester gets its fair share. Moving the cost for Medicaid from the local, to the state level would also reduce the burden on our hard-working families,” Killian said.

Killian has made specific suggestions to help small business including: prohibiting state agencies from fining small businesses for first violations unless public health or safety is jeopardized as well as streamlining occupational licensing and the permitting process for opening new businesses and growing existing businesses.

For more information on Killian’s ideas on Affordability, Opportunity and Security for all New Yorkers, please visit

Killian will run on the Republican, Conservative and Reform Party lines in the Special Election for New York State Senate District 37 on April 24th. Senate District 37 includes the towns and municipalities of: Armonk, Bedford, Bronxville, Crestwood, Eastchester, Harrison, Katonah, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, North Castle, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye City, Rye Brook, Tuckahoe, White Plains and Yonkers. For more information on the campaign, please visit or follow us Facebook and Twitter @Killian4Senate