On Tuesday, Kentucky Chamber Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Ashli Watts and Kentucky Chamber Manager of Public Affairs Travis Burton presented Rep. John “Bam” Carney of Campbellsville with the Chamber MVP Award. Rep. Carney 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 nine years in office, Rep. Carney has been a strong friend to the Chamber and to the business community,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “Rep. Carney consistently fights to strengthen Kentucky’s economy by championing legislation that supports the state’s workforce, invests in education, and puts our Commonwealth on a path toward sustainability. To thank him for his work on issues important to 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.