John Nygren

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John Nygren is a Republican Wisconsin state Assembly member, representing the state's 88th District. He was first elected to the state Assembly in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008.[1]

Nygren was reelected on November 6, 2012.[2]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

John Nygren is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, and sits on ALEC's Health and Human Services Task Force. In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rep. Nygren co-authored 7 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy. 

What is ALEC?

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's, and check out breaking news on our site.

ALEC bills supported

2011 Regular Session - Bills sponsored and co-sponsored:

2011 Regular Session and Special Session- Voted for:

January 2011 Special Session:

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External resources



  1. State of Wisconsin Biography of John Nygren, Wisconsin state Legislators web page, biosketch, accessed August 1, 2011
  2. Wisconsin Vote, 2012 Election Results, accessed November 27, 2012.
  3. Democracy Addicts Joe Knilans, Project SmartALEC/Wisconsin legislators. Database. Accessed August 1, 2011