On Thursday, Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson presented Senator Joe Bowen of Owensboro with the Chamber MVP Award along with Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer. Sen. Bowen 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 and his 13 years in office, Sen. Bowen has been a strong friend to the Chamber and to the business community,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “Senator Bowen sponsored pension reform legislation and was essential to the passage of reforms that will help stabilize Kentucky’s financial future. 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.