Senator Ralph Alvarado was presented the Kentucky Chamber MVP Award on Thursday by Kentucky Chamber Director of Public Affairs John Cox and Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Industrial Authority and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jason Rainey.
Alvarado 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.
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, Sen. Ralph Alvarado championed legislation to modernize Kentucky’s assisted living social model and played an instrumental role in other issues pertaining to health care in Kentucky.
“Senator Alvarado has always gone to bat for Kentucky businesses since first being elected in the legislature,” Cox said. “We cannot thank him enough for his continued efforts in making Kentucky a better place to work, do business, and live.”
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.