ST. PAUL — Rep. Tony Jurgens, R-Cottage Grove, recently received the prestigious Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business, the state’s major small business organization.
Jurgens earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award with a 100% score on the NFIB Minnesota Voting Record for 2021-22.
“It is an honor to once again receive NFIB recognition for my efforts to support small-business owners in our area and throughout the state,” Jurgens said. “Small-business owners in our district are fully aware that I am working hard for them at the Capitol. This award underscores those efforts and inspires me to continue fostering relationships with those in our business community so, together, we can make our state a better home for businesses and help ensure their success.”
The NFIB indicates the Guardian of Small Business Award is reserved for legislators who vote consistently with small business on the key issues identified by small business owners. Minnesota lawmakers who voted with small business on key issues 80 percent or more of the time during the 2021-22 legislative session earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award, the organization said.
“Now, more than ever, Main Street needs strong advocates in the Minnesota Legislature, and they have one in Representative Tony Jurgens,” said John Reynolds, NFIB Minnesota State Director. “Thanks to Tony’s leadership, small businesses were spared from painful tax hikes, more red tape, and burdensome mandates.”