State Rep. Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring, recently receives a Guardian Small Business Award from John Reynolds of the National Federation of Independent Business at the Capitol in St. Paul.
ST. PAUL — The state’s major small business organization, the National Federation of Independent Business, recently presented Rep. Lisa Demuth, R-Cold Spring, with the prestigious Guardian of Small Business Award.
Demuth 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 receive this NFIB recognition for my efforts to support our local small-business community,” Demuth said. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, not just in this area, but throughout our state. Business operators have had obstacle after obstacle thrown their way the last couple of years and continue to face economic uncertainty. I will continue working directly with them to make our state a better home for businesses and to 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 Lisa Demuth,” said John Reynolds, NFIB Minnesota State Director. “Thanks to Lisa’s leadership, small businesses were spared from painful tax hikes, more red tape, and burdensome mandates.”