Illinois State Representative Randy Frese (R-Paloma) has been named a Champion of Free Enterprise, an award given by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to legislators who have made special contributions to the defense of free enterprise, and the furtherance of economic opportunities for Illinoisans.
“Our local businesses are the engine that makes our communities run, creating jobs for our families and revenues for our schools, emergency services and other necessities. Supporting them will always be a top priority,” Rep. Frese said.
The Illinois Chamber rated all members of the 101st General Assembly based on legislators’ votes on the key business legislation as determined by staff and the Illinois Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee.
The Champion of Free Enterprise Awards are given biennially to members with Illinois Chamber ratings averaging 85 percent or higher over the previous two General Assemblies who have demonstrated their commitment to legislation that frees the entrepreneurial spirit.
“Rep. Frese is literally the perfect supporter of business-friendly policies as proven by his 100 percent perfect score,” said Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch. “He is completely and entirely committed to job creation, retention and growth in his district. The chamber and the business community as a whole are lucky to have him fighting for us. We are proud to name him a Champion of Free Enterprise as a symbol of our gratitude for his tireless support.”
The votes in the Senate and House are selected based on their impact on the business community. None of the bills used in the report are weighted, as there were an adequate number of bills voted on during this General Assembly.
“It is our job to educate our members on the record of their representatives and hold them accountable for it,” said Illinois Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Clark Kaericher. “We believe the Chamber’s legislative ratings are an effective tool in determining that accountability and commitment to economic growth.” lsdl