In Wake of Midterm Elections, NAW Urges Commonsense Bipartisan Governance

November 9, 2022

Voters urge new generation of leaders to focus on pressing issues that matter to most Americans

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), which is the voice of the 7.4 trillion-dollar wholesale distribution industry, and employs more than 5 million U.S. workers, released the following statement in response to the initial results of the 2022 midterm elections:

“Yesterday at the polls the voters made clear they are tired of the political leaders from both sides of the aisle who are focused on the grievances from past political fights,” said NAW CEO Eric Hoplin. “The mandate is clear – now is the time to turn the page on the past and elevate forward looking leaders who are committed to governing in a bipartisan manner on issues that actually matter to the country.  Wholesaler-distributors are calling on all branches of government to use the new balance of power as an opportunity to work together and enact policies that will strengthen the economy and help American businesses thrive,” concluded Hoplin.

“We look forward to working with new and returning members in the 118th Congress next year on a wide variety of issues that are facing our industry and our nation,” said NAW Chief Government Relations Officer Jade West. “In a time of economic hardship and uncertainty, we will work with members across the political spectrum to protect NAW members and advocate for the interests of the wholesale distribution industry here in Washington,” concluded West.

NAW is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $7.4 trillion wholesale distribution industry. Founded in 1946, NAW is comprised of national, regional, and state employers of all sizes, industry trade associations, partners, and stakeholders spanning all sectors of distribution. Our industry employs more than 5 million workers throughout the United States and accounts for 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. There are 35,000 wholesale distribution companies that operate nearly 150,000 places of business across North America, including all 50 states.  

NAW’s mission is to deliver world-class programs and services, designed to help the most dynamic companies in wholesale distribution succeed. Our programming is tailored for the CEOs, senior executives, and rising leaders at our member companies and associations. Members engage with NAW through our offerings in Thought Leadership, Networking, Executive Education, Benchmarking/Research, Shared Resourcing. Partnerships, Government Relations, and Public Affairs.