On Thursday, Kentucky Chamber Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Ashli Watts presented Sen. Ralph Alvarado, of Winchester, with the Chamber MVP Award. Sen. Alvarado was among a select group of legislators recognized for conspicuous actions supporting Kentucky’s business community during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly.
“During his three years in the legislature, Sen. Alvarado has consistently been a strong friend to the Chamber and the business community, and this was never more evident than in the historic 2017 legislative session,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “Sen. Alvarado sponsored Senate Bill 4, medical review panels which after many years finally saw passage as well as Senate Bill 18, which would have established peer review protection and Senate Bill 78, which would have made school districts tobacco-free. To thank him for his work on behalf of the business community, we are presenting him with a Chamber MVP award to recognize his support of pro-business policies in such a historic session.”
In addition to monitoring the progress of bills that directly relate to the strength of the Commonwealth’s business community, the Chamber tracks how each legislator votes on these bills. The Chamber’s MVP award recipients displayed more than just a business-friendly voting record, but also went out of their way, and at times across party lines, to support or oppose an issue critical to the business climate in Kentucky. To see how these and other legislators voted on business issues during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly view the Chamber’s Results for Business publication here.