State Representative David Reis, of Illinois’ 109th District, was presented with the Illinois Chamber Commerce’s Champion of Free Enterprise Award Tuesday in Springfield. The Award is given to Illinois legislators who demonstrate their support for free enterprise in the state by voting for pro-business policies.
“With Illinois’ lackluster economic performance, there has never been a more crucial moment for our state to embrace pro-business legislators who represent the business community and support the fundamental principles of the free market system,” said Todd Maisch, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber.
The award is given biennially and seeks to recognize Illinois leaders who lend support to a free enterprise system. In order to qualify for the award, lawmakers must receive an average of 85 percent or better voting record over the previous two General Assembly sessions as rated in the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating System published at the end of each session.
“The Champions of Free Enterprise are exactly the types of lawmakers who will encourage investment in Illinois and help it become more competitive with more states. We appreciate David’s dedication to the good of all of Illinois,” Maisch continued.
Votes that count towards the rating system are based on their expected impact on the business community.