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

Illinois State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) 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.

“It’s an honor to again be recognized by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce as a ‘Champion of Free Enterprise,’” said State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods). “Now, more than ever, supporting and promoting legislation that helps our businesses succeed is necessary in order to revive our economy. Moving forward, I will continue to support our state’s employers as they work to recover from the devastation brought on by COVID-19.”

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. McConchie is undoubtedly one of the brightest minds in the Illinois General Assembly today,” said Illinois Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch. “He is not just an advocate on business issues, but a strategist who is willing to put in the time and energy needed to produce long-term results. He is a leader in his caucus because he is confident in making the correct big decisions. We are proud to honor him with this award and look forward to working with him on business issues for many years to come.”

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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