Sen. Syverson named Champion of Free Enterprise by Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Illinois State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) 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.

“Given the unprecedented challenges our business community has faced this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more critical than ever that our job creators and businesses have a strong voice in state government,” said Syverson. “It is an honor to be able to serve as an advocate for pro-job, pro-growth reforms that help strengthen Illinois’ economy and seek to create more opportunity for Illinois’ employers.”

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. Syverson has been a longtime voice for the business community–particularly on health care issues,” said Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch. “He takes the time to really learn the subject matter, which makes him an educated and efficient legislator. We are proud to honor his commitment to our Illinois business community with this award.”

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.

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