On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer was presented the Chamber MVP Award by Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts. Leader Thayer was among a select group of legislators who “went to bat” for Kentucky business during the 2020 Kentucky General Assembly.
“During this legislative session and throughout his time in office, Leader Thayer has shown strong leadership to help move our state forward,” said Watts. “We especially thank Senator Thayer for championing legislation that supports Kentucky’s signature industries including the bourbon and horse racing industries. He was crucial to passing the direct-to-consumer alcohol shipping bill supported by the bourbon, craft beer and wine industries and was a strong voice for sports wagering.”
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.
Learn more about business issues during the 2020 Kentucky General Assembly in the Kentucky Chamber’s “Results for Business” publication.