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Richard Apollo Fuhriman Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 10

Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Release Number: 
17-08 ADV
Contact: 
Emily Williams

Richard Apollo Fuhriman Appointed Small Business Advocate for Region 10

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Richard “Apollo” Fuhriman, an attorney and political activist, has joined the Office of Advocacy as the small business advocate for federal Region 10. In his new role, Fuhriman will be the direct link between the region’s small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, small business associations and the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Federal Region 10 covers Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

“Apollo Fuhriman is a wonderful addition to our team,” said Major Clark III, acting Chief Counsel for Advocacy. “Small business owners in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska have an exceptional advocate in Mr. Fuhriman. His experience as an attorney and political activist will allow him to immediately start making meaningful contributions to the Office of Advocacy’s role as the small business watchdog for unnecessary and overly burdensome regulations.”

Fuhriman worked most recently as a Special Assistant to the Secretary at United States Department of Commerce. A member of the Washington State Bar Association, Fuhriman has worked for the United States Attorney’s Office, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights and Microsoft. Fuhriman is a graduate of Brigham Young University, University of Oregon and the Seattle University School of Law.

The Office of Advocacy’s regional advocates help identify new issues and concerns of small business owners in the nation’s 10 federal regions. They also monitor the impact of federal and state policies on small business at the local level. They work closely with local government officials, state officials and legislators and the chief counsel for advocacy to develop programs and policies that help, rather than hinder, small business growth.

For more information, visit the Office of Advocacy website at www.sba.gov/advo.
 

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Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government.  Appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy directs the office.  The Chief Counsel advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers.  Economic research, policy analyses, and small business outreach help identify issues of concern.  Regional Advocates and an office in Washington, DC, support the Chief Counsel’s efforts. For more information on the Office of Advocacy, visit www.sba.gov/advo, or call (202) 205-6533.