MADISON, Wis. — State Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, received the Friend of Grocers Award this week from the Wisconsin Grocers Association. The award was presented at Jack's Fresh Market in Marinette.

The Friend of the Grocers award is given to legislators who score highly on the WGA's Legislative Report Card — an extensive study of all legislators' performance in the 2019-20 Legislative session.

Lawmakers are graded according to their actions on certain issues that are especially important to the grocery industry, including: alcohol pickup and delivery, personal property tax repeal and several other key business issues.

"Rep. Nygren has now received five Friend of Grocers Awards," said WGA Executive Vice President Michelle Kussow. "This is a testament to his solid support of grocers and other small businesses in his district and throughout the State of Wisconsin."

The award was presented to Nygren by Kussow and Jeff Ziminski, owner of Jacks Fresh Market, which has two locations in Marinette and one in Menominee.