Representative Adam Koenig was presented the Kentucky Chamber MVP Award on Thursday by Kentucky Chamber Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Kate Shanks, Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing Jacqueline Pitts, and Director of Public Affairs John Cox, along with Northern Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Brent Cooper.
Koenig was among a select group of legislators who “went to bat” for Kentucky business during the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly by displaying conspicuous actions to strengthen business, improve competitiveness, and ensure growth.
“Over Chairman Koenig’s career, he has always been a strong champion for business and job creators. He has helped modernize Kentucky’s workers’ compensation system, transformed our signature industries, and worked to make Kentucky more competitive,” said Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts. “He has been such a strong supporter of pro-growth policies, and this past legislative session he was the only legislator in the state House to have a 100% voting record with the Kentucky Chamber. On behalf of all Kentucky businesses, we cannot thank Chairman Koenig enough. The Commonwealth is better because of his service.”
Recipients of the Kentucky Chamber MVP Award show strong leadership for the business community by sponsoring or carrying Chamber priority legislation to final passage, showing leadership on passage of critical legislation to improve Kentucky, or by taking hard votes in defense of business.
During the 2022 session, Rep. Adam Koenig carried House Bill 606, legislation to enact sports wagering in Kentucky, which passed the House for the first time this year.
The 2022 General Assembly saw monumental progress on several critical priorities of the Kentucky business community, and the pro-growth policies passed saved Kentucky businesses an estimated $1.281 billion, roughly $19,000 for each employer in the Commonwealth.
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 2022 Kentucky General Assembly in the Kentucky Chamber’s “Results for Business” publication.