Sen. Carla Nelson Awarded NFIB Guardian of Small Business
Sen. Carla Nelson was awarded the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), at the State Capitol in St. Paul today.
Nelson,a business owner herself, cast “many votes in support of small business during the recent 2011-12 legislative session, including voting for critical tax reductions and reforms to make Minnesota more competitive and also supported major tort reforms to make Minnesota more competitive and also supported major tort reforms to reduce lawsuit abuse, ” Mike Hickey, the NFIB Minnesota State Director noted in NFIB’s commendation of Sen. Nelson.
“She also supported a critical measure that required the Legislature to review and approve new rules and regulations that are burdensome and expensive for small businesses to comply with before they go into effect. Senator Nelson is a real friend of small business, and we are happy to announce that she has earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award,” the NFIB concluded.
The NFIB represents more than 12,000 members in Minnesot. To win a Guardian of Small Business Award legislators needed to demonstrate a pro-small-business voting record during the 87th session of the Minnesota Legislature. Lawmakers were scored based on ten votes taken in the State Senate and House.
The NFIB’s award marks yet another among the commendations and endorsements Sen. Nelson has been recently awarded, including
- Economic Development Legislator of Distinction, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
- Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund Political Action Committee
- Rochester Post-Bulletin
- Minnesota Medical Association MedPAC
- North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters