As part of their biennial Champion of Free Enterprise awards, Illinois State Senator Sally Turner (R-Beason) was chosen by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce as the Outstanding Freshman of the Year.
The award is given to one freshman legislator in both chambers of the General Assembly who have made special contributions to the defense of free enterprise, and the furtherance of economic opportunities for Illinoisans.
“I am humbled to be named the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Freshman of the Year’ for my commitment to supporting policies that strengthen our economy and create jobs,” said Sen. Turner. “When I took office, I felt it was more critical than ever for our state to help its struggling small business community through the promotion of legislation that would produce stability and provide opportunities for growth. It is an honor to be recognized for these efforts on behalf of the residents of the 44th Senate District.”
The Illinois Chamber rated all members of the 102nd General Assembly based on legislators’ votes on key business legislation as determined by staff and the Illinois Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee.
“We are proud to name Senator Sally Turner the 102nd General Assembly’s Outstanding Freshman of the Year for the Illinois Senate,” said Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch. “Senator Turner has distinguished herself as a leader and rising star in her caucus with a keen awareness of the economic needs of Central Illinois. We look forward to seeing what she accomplishes in the years ahead.”
Click here to view the 102nd General Assembly Legislative Ratings.