In recognition of his advocacy for the economic advantages and benefits of a strong, responsible and accountable beer marketplace, State Senator Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) has been honored as one of the recipients of the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois (ABDI) Legislative Excellence Award.
“I’m very honored the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois has awarded me one of this year’s Legislative Excellence Awards,” said Nybo. “It is always such a great privilege to work with President Bob Myers and Vice President Chris Coleman at the State Capitol. I look forward to collaborating more with ABDI in the future to continue protecting the three-tier system in Illinois.”
Each year, ABDI selects four winners for the award, recognizing one recipient from each legislative caucus. The award is presented to legislators who have advocated for the benefits and value provided by the three-tier alcoholic regulatory system. ABDI defines a strong three-tier system in Illinois as one that provides variety and consumer protections for beer enthusiasts, creates a level playing field in the marketplace, assists in the collection of taxes for the State of Illinois and supports independently-owned and family businesses in the community.
ABDI President Bob Myers was pleased to present Nybo with the annual award.
“Senator Nybo is an incredibly dedicated and active elected official,” said Myers. “Building on his success in the House of Representatives, he has quickly established himself as a rising star in the Senate Republican caucus. It is no surprise that he was tasked with the role of Minority Spokesman for the Executive Committee, which oversees some of the most difficult and important legislation in the Senate. His thoughtful consideration of the issues and commitment to advancing sound policy has benefited not only his constituents, but all residents of Illinois. He was a natural selection for this award and we are honored to present it to him.”
The Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois is an association that represents a network of beer wholesalers in Illinois, providing advocacy and crucial resources for distributors and their employees.