Sen. Olsen and Rep. Ballweg Receive State Chamber’s “Working for Wisconsin” Award

“Courageous Leaders for Job Creation”

Madison – Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), the state’s Chamber of Commerce, recently honored Senator Luther Olsen and Rep. Joan Ballweg with the prestigious “Working for Wisconsin” Award for fighting for job creation and supporting pro-growth policies. The award was presented at Brakebush Brothers, Inc. in Westfield.

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 Sen. Olsen and Rep. Ballweg both voted 100 percent of the time to support job-creating legislation.

Pictured, Senator Luther Olsen; Rep. Joan Ballweg; and the Brakebush Brothers team.
Pictured, Senator Luther Olsen; Rep. Joan Ballweg; Chris Reader, WMC Director of Health and Human Resources Policy; and the Brakebush Brothers team.

“Senator Olsen and Rep. Ballweg are visionary, courageous leaders in the battle for job creation policies at the state Capitol,” said Kurt R. Bauer, WMC President/CEO. “Sen. Olsen and Rep. Ballweg stand 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. “Sen. Olsen and Rep. Ballweg are 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 Senator Luther Olsen and Rep. Joan Ballweg fighting for jobs for Wisconsin,” Manley said.

Related Material:
2016 WMC Working for Wisconsin Award Winners (complete list)
WMC Legislative Voting Record: 2015-16

For Further Information Contact:
Scott Manley, (608) 258-3400

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