Photo caption (from left to right): Les Fugate of Brown- Forman, Kate Shanks of the Kentucky Chamber, Representative Adam Koenig, Campbell Brown of Brown-Forman, Jim Perry of Brown-Forman, John Cox of the Kentucky Chamber, and Charles Aull of the Kentucky Chamber
On Tuesday, Representative Adam Koenig was presented the Chamber MVP Award by members of the Kentucky Chamber Public Affairs team and leaders of Brown-Forman Corporation. Koenig 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.
During the 2021 session, Rep. Koenig was instrumental to the passage of many priority issues for Kentucky’s signature industries, including legislation to improve direct-to-consumer shipment of alcohol, resume historical horse racing operations after a Kentucky Supreme Court decision in September 2020, and allow restaurants to sell alcohol with to-go and delivery orders.
“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.