On Tuesday, Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson presented Senator Whitney Westerfield, of Hopkinsville, with the Chamber MVP Award. Sen. Westerfield was among a select group of legislators recognized for conspicuous actions supporting Kentucky’s business community during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly.
“Sen. Westerfield 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. In addition to having a 100% voting record with the Chamber, he sponsored and championed Senate Bill 120, which continues his excellent work on criminal justice reform and seeks to cut down on recidivism and allow people an easier transition back into the community after serving a prison term,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “To thank him for his work on behalf of the business community, we are presenting him with his fourth 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.