Congressman Petri Receives IFDA Thomas Jefferson Award

U.S. Representative Thomas E. Petri has been named as a recipient of the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA). The award honors the legislator’s work to strengthen the free enterprise system. During each Congress, IFDA presents the Thomas Jefferson Award to Senators and Members of Congress who demonstrate their commitment to increasing economic opportunity and reducing government regulation.  The Award is based on voting records during the 113th Congress on issues critical to the growth of the food service distribution industry and our nation’s overall economy.


“Representative Petri has taken positive votes on legislation to support job growth, the private  sector and free market principles. The Thomas Jefferson Award is the foodservice distribution industry’s way of recognizing and thanking legislators who are committed to the Jeffersonian vision of a strong free enterprise system with limited government involvement in the economy,” said IFDA President and CEO  Mark S. Allen. “Our member companies are pleased to have this opportunity to recognize the work that Representative Petri and all of the Thomas Jefferson Award recipients are doing in Washington to enact

policies that will return our nation to prosperity.”

Recipients of the award supported IFDA’s position on at least 70 percent of 6 House votes deemed critical to the foodservice distribution industry.