On Monday, Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson and Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Ashli Watts presented Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer of Georgetown with the Chamber MVP Award. Leader Thayer 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 15 years in office, Leader Thayer has been a strong friend to the Chamber and to the business community,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson. “This session, Leader Thayer showed leadership in passing key business issues including passing a budget that prioritizes education funding, pension reform that puts Kentucky on a path toward sustainability, and tax reform that improves Kentucky’s competitiveness.”
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.