Rep. Jenifer Loon received the 2015 Political Champion Award from the Southwest Transit Commission.
Rep. Jenifer Loon was honored with the Legislator of the Year Award from the MN Grocers’ Association.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Friday, December 11, 2015, Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) received a Minnesota Early Education Leadership Award from Parent Aware for School Readiness, a business-led nonprofit dedicated to improving the school readiness of Minnesota children, especially those most at risk.
Rep. Loon was recognized as a “Champion of the Year” for her persistent and tireless work on behalf of Minnesota children, particularly those of low-income who are most likely to fall into the achievement gap. Parent Aware noted that Rep. Loon was “particularly instrumental in dramatically expanding the Early Learning Scholarships to help low-income children access high quality early education programs.”
“Ensuring every Minnesota child receives a world-class education is one of my top legislative priorities,” said Rep. Loon. “I appreciate Parent Aware’s vital work to prepare young students for lifelong academic success and help close the achievement gap. It’s an honor to receive this recognition, and I will continue to be a strong voice and advocate for improving education in the legislature.”
ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) received the Tekne Public Service Award from the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA). She was honored for her work as the House Chief Author of the MNvest crowdfunding legislation which was signed into law this year. MNvest is an equity-based platform that allows individuals to make limited investments in qualified companies.
“Technological advancement is linked to so many aspects of our lives, including improvements in government and public service. It is wonderful to see Minnesota continuing its legacy as a trailblazer in STEM fields as evidenced by the many innovative nominees and winners recognized by MHTA,” said Rep. Loon. “It was an honor to receive the Tekne Public Service Award from the Minnesota High Tech Association and attend the ceremony with so many outstanding leaders in education, health care and business.”
ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Friday, November 6, 2015, Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) received the “Friend of Public Education” Award from the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD) for her work and support of public education during the 2015 legislative session. Rep. Loon is Chair of the House Education Finance Committee.
“Providing Minnesota students with a well-rounded, quality public education is vital for our state’s economic health and for the future of our children,” said Rep. Loon. “It’s an honor to receive the ‘Friend of Public Education’ Award from AMSD, and I will continue to support policies that strengthen public education and ensure that every Minnesota child has access to a world-class education.”
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Representative Jenifer Loon Endorsed by State’s Leading Small Business Group
Also Awarded the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 28, 2014—The state’s largest business group in terms of entities, the National Federation of Independent Business, today announced that Representative Jenifer Loon (Eden Prairie) has been endorsed by NFIB’s political action committee, the NFIB Minnesota SAFE Trust, in her race for the state House. Representative Loon was also awarded the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award for her strong voting record and support of small business on critical issues.
The National Federation of Independent Business has approximately 13,000 members in Minnesota, making it the largest business group in terms of entities. “Representative Loon is a strong supporter of small business and had a perfect, 100 per cent voting record for the 2013-14 sessions,” said State Director Mike Hickey.
Representative Loon made many votes in support of small business during the last two-year legislative session, including opposing a large $2.1 billion tax increase that was harmful to Minnesota’s future and also imposed a new, damaging gift tax and also extended the sales tax to critical business and farm equipment repairs. The damaging gift tax and the sales tax extensions were quickly repealed and she also supported that legislation. She also opposed the creation of one of the country’s worst health insurance exchange’s that imposed a new 3.5 per cent assessment on small businesses and individuals only and also contained several provisions that made it unaccountable to the public and even the legislature. She also supported NFIB on other critical issues. Representative Loon is a real friend of small business, and we are happy to announce her endorsement and that she is also a recipient of the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award.
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their business. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.
Minnesota Retailers Association
by Bruce Nustad
Eden Prairie legislator advocates for retail job
At last week’s Legislative Wrap-Up Golf Tournament, Board Chair Mike Hiltner (Best Buy) and Legislative Committee Chair Jeff Lindoo (Thrifty White Pharmacy) recognized Minnesota House of Representatives member Jenifer Loon for her leadership on key retail issues during the 2014 legislative session.
In recognizing Rep. Loon, Jeff Lindoo shared these comments:
“Representative Jenifer Loon has an open door to retailers and recognizes the importance Minnesota jobs impacted by our retail industry.
MnRA thanks Rep. Loon for being an advocate for retailers in her district and across the state. Today we applaud Rep. Loon for being a champion of retail and recognizing the importance of Minnesota’s 788,000 retail-related jobs.”
Thank you Rep. Loon for your leadership!
On October 7 2010, the Municipal Legislative Commission gave Jenifer their Legislator of the Year Award. Jenifer was the House author of the bill which became law requiring a study of the fiscal disparities program.
On September 23 2010, the National Federation of Independent Business gave Jenifer their “Guardian of Small Business” Award.
Representative Jenifer Loon (R-42B) was presented an award this week by the National Federation of Independent Business recognizing her as a champion for small business in Minnesota.
At a St. Paul ceremony, Mike Hickey, State Director of NFIB/MN stated, “Representative Loon is a strong supporter of small business at the Capitol and we really appreciate that. She made many votes in support of small business including votes against large tax increases in our already highly taxed state, and she authored the amendment to expand the Small Employer Flexible Benefit Plan law,” he continued. “Rep. Loon is a real friend and we are happy to announce that she has earned the Guardian of Small Business Award.”
Prior to her election to public office, Loon spent 16 years in the public and private sector working on policies to enhance entrepreneurship and the growth of small business. “Eden Prairie is home to thousands of small and independent business owners. Protecting job creators from heavy tax burdens and overreaching regulations is a top priority as we seek ways to get Minnesotans back to work and restore vitality to the private sector economy,” said Loon. “It is truly an honor to be recognized for standing with these hard working small business men and women through my work in the Legislature.”