Springfield, Ill. – Illinois State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) has been named a Champion of Free Enterprise, an award given by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to legislators who have made special contributions to the defense of free enterprise, and the furtherance of economic opportunities for Illinoisans.
"A ‘Champion of Free Enterprise’ is chosen for supporting legislation designed to strengthen our state’s jobs climate. It is an honor to know that my efforts on behalf of 47th Senate District residents have been rated so highly by the Illinois Chamber,” said State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy). “A strong economy helps all Illinois residents.”
The Illinois Chamber rated all members of the 101st General Assembly based on legislators’ votes on the key business legislation as determined by staff and the Illinois Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee.
The Champion of Free Enterprise Awards are given biennially to members with Illinois Chamber ratings averaging 85 percent or higher over the previous two General Assemblies who have demonstrated their commitment to legislation that frees the entrepreneurial spirit.
“Sen. Tracy is one of the business community’s most dependable advocates in the Legislature because she ensures that you always know where she stands,” said Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch. “Her great success in the private sector has given her rare insight into what is needed to make a business and a community financially strong. She works hard for the businesses in her communities and throughout Illinois because she knows that economic opportunity is the gateway to a stronger Illinois. We are proud to give her this award honoring her leadership on business issues in our state.”
The votes in the Senate and House are selected based on their impact on the business community. None of the bills used in the report are weighted, as there were an adequate number of bills voted on during this General Assembly.
“It is our job to educate our members on the record of their representatives and hold them accountable for it,” said Illinois Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Government Affairs Clark Kaericher. “We believe the Chamber’s legislative ratings are an effective tool in determining that accountability and commitment to economic growth.”
Click here to view the 101st General Assembly Legislative Ratings.