ST. PAUL – State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, has earned the “Guardian of Small Business Award.”
Urdahl recently was awarded by the National Federation of Independent Businesses – Minnesota’s largest small-business group – for his strong voting record according to the federation’s criteria.
“Rep. Urdahl is a strong supporter of small business at the Capitol,” said Mike Hickey, State Director for NFIB/MN.
A press release from the NFIB stated “Rep. Urdahl understands the vital role small businesses play in our state’s economy and realizes how many jobs are created by small businesses each year. He has made many votes in support of small business, including voting against a new 9-percent top income-tax hike in the minimum wage that would eliminate jobs, especially for younger workers. Small business has a real friend in Rep. Urdahl and we are happy to announce that he has earned the “Guardian of Small Business Award.”
Dean Urdahl represents District 18B in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The district includes most of Meeker County and a portion of Wright County. This is Urdahl’s third term in the legislature after being elected in 2002, 2004 and 2006.