September 19th, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, VA — The National Federation of Independent Business, Virginia’s leading small-business association, has endorsed David Yancey in the 94th House District race.
The endorsement was made by NFIB/Virginia SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.
“David Yancey clearly understands the challenges facing Virginia’s job creators,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB/Virginia. “Our members believe Delegate Yancey will continue to take a fiscally responsible approach to managing state government and support legislation that helps our small businesses grow and create jobs.”
NFIB/Virginia’s agenda in the 2014 legislative session will include tax reform, improvements to Virginia’s workers’ compensation system and the final phase-out of accelerated sales-tax payments.
“As a small business owner, I am honored to have the support of the National Federation of Independent Business,” Yancey said. “Small businesses are the innovators and job creators in our economy; they’re the ones who are working to get Virginians back to work. When we roll back excessive regulations on our small businesses, we allow them to do what they do best – create jobs.”
The NFIB/Virginia SAFE Trust’s endorsement is critical to a candidate’s campaign. Small-business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of the campaign. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on small business issues.
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.
August 13th, 2013
Virginia Chapter Sierra Club honors Delegate Yancey with Award
Richmond, VA — For the first time, the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club voted to recognize members of the General Assembly with awards lauding their work in the Legislature. The Chapter’s Legislative Committee voted unanimously to honor Delegate David Yancey with the Energy Freedom Award to recognize his work on energy policy.
On receiving his award Delegate Yancey offered the following quote, “I’m appreciative of this recognition by the Sierra Club,” said Delegate David Yancey, representative from the 94th House District of the Virginia General Assembly. ”My legislation helps us move forward with clean energy, like solar power, and does so in an economically viable way.”
The Delegate from Newport News patroned a bill in 2013 that allows customers of Dominion Virginia Power to install solar projects as large as 1 megawatt using a Power Purchase Agreement financed by private companies. The law’s significance cannot be understated, as the power purchase agreement model has been the driver for most solar projects around the country in recent years, making solar energy available with low risk and minimal upfront cost.
“Delegate Yancey’s leadership on solar and wind energy is just what Virginia needs to grow the industry and create jobs. The legislation introduced by Delegate Yancey paves the way for small clean energy businesses to get a foothold here in Virginia, and to grow.” said Corrina Beall, Legislative Coordinator for the Virginia Sierra Club.
“Our future energy needs will require employing creative approaches like this,” Yancey said. “I look forward to working with the Sierra Club on developing these solutions as we strive for energy independence.”
July 22nd, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, VA — The National Federation of Independent Business and the Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors have endorsed Republican David Yancey in his bid for election to the 94th House of Delegates seat.
The endorsement was made by NFIB/Virginia SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB’s 6,000 members and the Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors which represents over 1,000 real estate professionals locally on the Virginia Peninsula.
“David Yancey understands the challenges facing Virginia’s small, family businesses and is the clear choice in House District 94,” said Nicole Riley, state director of NFIB/Virginia.
Thomas Sullivan, Chairman of the Public Policy Committee at the Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors said “Mr. Yancey has a clear knowledge of the many issues we face. Not only does he understand the needs of the real estate business from a practical perspective, but also he appreciates the impact that the housing market has on our local and state economies. On behalf of the 1000-plus members of the Association, we are pleased to extend our endorsement and support to David Yancey.”
David Yancey is honored by the support of job creators and professionals.
“My focus in Richmond will be job creation and the stability and growth of our local economy. The NFIB and VPAR both understand these pressing needs and I will work side by side with them to ensure prosperity for citizens in the 94th District,” said Yancey.