John Nygren

John Nygren
Candidate For Assembly District 89

John Nygren

Candidate Background


P.O. Box 552, Marinette WI 54143

Phone Number: 
(715) 923-3426
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Candidate Biography

From candidate website

John Nygren is the Republican candidate for the 89th Assembly District seat. Nygren is a fourth-generation resident of Northeast Wisconsin and is deeply rooted in the community. John and his wife, Maggie, a public school teacher, have three children: Cassie, Cali and Colin.

John currently has the honor and privilege of representing parts of Marinette, Oconto and Brown counties in the state Assembly. John considers his run for the Assembly a continuation of his more than 20 years of community service. John’s dedication to community service began in the Jaycees. He served as chapter president of the Marinette Jaycees, Regional Director for Northeast Wisconsin, State President, United States National President, and Junior Chamber International (JCI) Vice President and JCI Executive Vice President. He was co-chairman of the Jaycees’ “Celebrate” project three times. John served two terms as President of the Marinette Kiwanis, and his two years as Chairman of the Marinette County Republican Party. John is a long time member of the City of Marinette Recreation Board, and the Marinette Elks Club. John has long believed that personal involvement is a key to making his community a better place to live.

The Nygren family is very involved at Faith Lutheran Church , where Maggie teaches Sunday school and chaired the Mission Board. John now serves In his third term as congregation president. He previously spent six years as church elder. In 2000, he coordinated over 3,000 volunteer hours in a church building project. The Nygrens believe that if our community is to flourish, and if our children are to have a brighter future, they must step forward and lend a hand.

John strongly believes in the "citizen legislature." If elected, he plans to continue his work with Great Lakes Financial Management Group. John began his career in financial services in 1998. He sees his career as a way to keep in touch with the people in his district. Each day, he meets with young families, the elderly and business owners. He listens to their hopes, dreams and concerns. John believes this gives him a perspective that will help him represent this area well in Madison.

Prior to his career in financial services John spent more than 12 years in the restaurant industry as a manager, district manager and director of operations. He eventually became the co-owner of a restaurant. John knows what it is like to meet a payroll. This experience provides John an understanding of the challenges facing small business of all types. John Nygren has been a leader in Northeast Wisconsin for more than 20 years. He has owned and operated his own small business. John understands the challenges facing families, the elderly and businesses. It is these experiences that make John Nygren a good candidate to represent us in state Assembly.