MREA’S Legislator of the Year Nick Frentz
Frentz is a member of BENCO Electric Cooperative and serves as chairman of the Senate Energy, Utilities, Environment and Climate Committee. Throughout the 2023 legislative session, Senator Frentz worked collaboratively with MREA staff and listened to cooperative member-owner concerns.
His work with the MREA team led to the successful passage of crucial amendments to the landmark 2040 carbon-free bill to improve some affordability and reliability concerns with the legislation. Furthermore, in his role as Senate Energy Committee Chairman, he prevented harmful anti-cooperative legislation from becoming law.
Once again, congratulations to Senator Nick Frentz along with every legislator who took the time to listen, learn and collaborate with cooperative voices this year.
As we look forward to next year, I have been attending some great legislative events at cooperatives this summer. It’s great to see everyone inviting their local legislators and helping them stay informed on issues affecting cooperatives and their communities. Please reach out to your local legislators if you have not and let us know if you want to give them a REPAC check.