The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) endorsed Republican David Young, running in Iowa’s 3rd congressional district, in his run to return to the United States House of Representatives.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business,” said Young. “The backbone of so many of our communities are small businesses. I will continue to make supporting them and their workers a priority by ensuring their taxes are low and excessive and burdensome regulations are kept in check to give them the freedom to run and expand their businesses and hire more workers and serve their customers.”

Young represented Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2015-2019. He received a 91% and 100% voting record on small business issues from the NFIB during the 115th Congress and the 114th Congress. He was also given the NFIB Guardian of Small Business award both years.  

“As a former Congressman for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District from 2015-2019, David Young knows the challenges small businesses in our state are facing,” said Matt Everson, NFIB’s Iowa State Director. “He achieved a strong voting record during his time in the U.S. House of Representatives and was instrumental in helping pass important small business legislation, such as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which granted significant tax relief for small businesses. On behalf of small businesses in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, I am proud to endorse David Young today for election to the U.S. House of Representatives.”

Founded in 1943, The NFIB refers to themselves as the voice of small businesses in the U.S. Their website notes that they advocate for America’s small and independent businesses and their owners in all 50 states and the Distinct of Columbia. The endorsement from NFIB comes from the organization’s political action committee, NFIB FedPAC.

“David Young was a strong supporter of small businesses during his time in Congress,” said NFIB National Political Director Sharon Sussin. “He has a deep understanding of the issues that small businesses in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District are concerned about, and we are confident he will continue to be a champion for small businesses in Iowa and across the country in the U.S. House of Representatives.” 

David Young announced in May of 2019 that he would seek a rematch after losing to Cindy Axne in 2018, 49 percent to 47 percent. Iowa’s 3rd district is made up of 16 counties in Iowa’s southwest corner. Voters there supported Trump by four points in 2016. Both the Cook Political Report and Inside Elections by Nathan Gonzales rate the race as a toss-up.

Before his time in Congress, Young worked for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley as his Chief of Staff from 2006-2013. Young resides in Van Meter and is a graduate of Drake University.