Representative Matthew Koch Presented with 2021 Kentucky Chamber MVP Award

On Thursday, Representative Matthew Koch was presented the Chamber MVP Award by Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts and Public Affairs Manager John Cox. Rep. Koch was among a select group of legislators who “went to bat” for Kentucky business during the 2021 Kentucky General Assembly.

Recipients of the 2021 Kentucky Chamber MVP Award showed strong leadership for the business community by sponsoring or carrying Kentucky Chamber priority legislation, showing leadership on passage of critical legislation to improve Kentucky or by taking hard votes in defense of business.

In addition to voting for business-friendly policies 100% of the time during the 2021 session, Rep. Koch played a key role in passing and supporting priority legislation that allowed historical horse racing operations to resume at the state’s licensed horse tracks after a Kentucky Supreme Court decision in September 2020.

“The business community wants to recognize the legislators who went out of their way to help Kentucky’s economy get back on track after such an unprecedented year,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts. “It is critical we continue to work together as we recover and rebuild for a stronger tomorrow.”

While 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 2021 Kentucky General Assembly in the Kentucky Chamber’s “Results for Business” publication.

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