Senator Weaver named 'Champion of Free Enterprise' by State Chamber
Senator Chuck Weaver has been named a “Champion of Free Enterprise” by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce for his support of legislation designed to strengthen the state’s jobs climate.
Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch says the ratings are designed to help the business community identify legislators like Senator Weaver who have made special contributions in the defense of free enterprise and the furtherance of economic opportunities for Illinoisans. The Chamber honored 13 members of the Senate and 34 members of the House of Representatives.
“The Chamber’s Legislative Ratings lets Illinois families, small businesses, and taxpayers know if legislators voted in favor of private sector job creation and a stronger economy,” said Maisch. “While most Illinois lawmakers continue to provide lip service to the need for pro-growth reforms, these 47 lawmakers are committed to supporting and defending Illinois employers throughout the State.”
To be eligible for the “Champion of Free Enterprise” award, a lawmaker must have an average of 85 percent or better voting record on issues the Chamber deems important to economic development and jobs creation. The average rating for both legislative chambers for the 100th General Assembly is 49 percent.