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Rep. Pelowski recognized as Legislator of the Year by Minnesota Rural Electric Association

Friday, August 12, 2022

St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA) honored State Representative Gene Pelowski (DFL - Winona) with the 2022 Legislator of the Year Award. MREA is the Minnesota statewide association representing 50 not-for-profit, member-owned rural electric cooperatives.

“I want to thank MREA and MiEnergy for this honor, and for their work in ensuring Minnesotans have access to affordable, reliable, and safe electricity,” said Rep. Pelowski. “Their efforts, in tandem with my work at the legislature to secure disaster aid funding and historic broadband investments, ensure communities like ours always have access to the resources they need, and I look forward to continuing that work.”

Rep. Pelowski, who chairs the House Industrial Education and Economic Development Finance and Policy Committee, oversaw the largest investment in high-speed broadband internet in state history, and authored successful legislation to replenish Minnesota’s Disaster Assistance Contingency Account.

MiEnergy is the cooperative serving southeast Minnesota. More information on their work can be found on their website