Rep. John Sims Jr. Presented with Chamber MVP Award

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Kentucky Chamber Board Member Chris Perry, Rep. John Sims Jr., Kentucky Chamber Director of Public Affairs Kate Shanks

On Wednesday, Kentucky Chamber Director of Public Affairs Kate Shanks and Kentucky Chamber Board Member Chris Perry, CEO of Kentucky Association of Electric Co-ops and former CEO of the Fleming-Mason Energy Cooperative, presented Rep. John Sims Jr. of Flemingsburg with the Chamber MVP Award. Rep. Sims was among a select group of legislators who “went to bat” for Kentucky business during the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly.

“During this high-profile legislative session, Rep. Sims was a strong friend to the Chamber and to the business community,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “Not only did Rep. Sims vote across party lines multiple times to support key Chamber priorities including workers’ compensation, medical peer review, and transparency in private attorney contracting, he was also a primary co-sponsor of House Bill 3, a Chamber initiative to incorporate essential skills in the K-12 education system. 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 create a better business climate and advance the Commonwealth, 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 2018 Kentucky General Assembly view the Chamber’s Results for Business publication here.

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