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Representative Brian Johnson Earns NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award for Supporting Businesses

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

St. Paul, MN – Representative Brian Johnson, R-Cambridge, received the prestigious Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). NFIB serves as Minnesota’s major small business organization.

“I am honored to receive the award, but the real recognition goes to our business owners and operators,” Johnson said. “The past few years, our businesses have overcome insurmountable challenges. I am proud to be a voice for business while in the legislature, and I am thankful for the strength of Minnesota’s businesses to prosper, despite any obstacles."

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% or more of the time during the 2021-22 legislative session earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award. Johnson had a 100% score on the NFIB Minnesota Voting Record from 2021-22.

“Now more than ever, Main Street needs strong advocates in the Minnesota Legislature, and they have one in Representative Brian Johnson,” said John Reynolds, NFIB Minnesota State Director. “Thanks to Brian’s leadership, small businesses were spared from painful tax hikes, more red tape, and burdensome mandates.”

Lawmakers are informed prior to key votes of consensus positions developed through NFIB's one member, one vote policy and asked to support the priorities of small business with their vote. Key votes are recorded in the biennial NFIB Minnesota Voting Record and distributed to the more than 10,000 small businesses that belong to NFIB. More information on NFIB can be found at