“A Courageous Leader for Job Creation”
Madison – Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), the state’s Chamber of Commerce, recently honored Rep. Joel Kitchens with the prestigious “Working for Wisconsin” Award for fighting for job creation and supporting pro-growth policies. The award was presented at Hatco Corporation in Sturgeon Bay.
The award is given to legislators who stand up for jobs and improve the state’s business climate by voting 80 percent or greater in support of the pro-jobs position on the WMC legislative scorecard. WMC reports that Rep. Joel Kitchens voted 91 percent of the time to support job-creating legislation.
“Rep. Joel Kitchens is a visionary, courageous leader in the battle for job creation policies at the state Capitol,” said Kurt R. Bauer, WMC President/CEO. “Rep. Kitchens stands up for the families in our state who want jobs, growth, hope and opportunity.”
WMC is presenting 82 legislators with the prestigious award and has released “How They Voted,” a legislative scorecard for pro-business votes in the 2015-2016 legislative session.
“In total, 65 award-winning lawmakers had 100 percent voting records on the WMC scorecard,” said Scott Manley, WMC senior vice president of government relations. “Rep. Kitchens is committed to making job creation for our families the top priority at the Capitol.”
WMC’s public policy team analyzes the key votes affecting industry to create the scorecard. The analysis is based solely on the actual voting record, irrespective of partisan affiliation.
Wisconsin has seen three consecutive legislative sessions dedicated to passing pro-jobs reforms that have been signed by Governor Scott Walker.
“We are very fortunate to have Rep. Joel Kitchens fighting for jobs for Wisconsin,” Manley said.
2016 WMC Working for Wisconsin Award Winners (complete list)
WMC Legislative Voting Record: 2015-16
For Further Information Contact:
Scott Manley, (608) 258-3400