METROPOLIS – In recognition of his efforts to promote and protect the interests of employers both large and small, State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) has been named a Champion of Free Enterprise by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. The Illinois Chamber awards legislators with the designation for contributing “to the defense of free enterprise, and the furtherance of economic opportunities for all Illinoisans.”
“I am honored to receive the designation of Champion of Free Enterprise by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. The Illinois Chamber closely monitors the impact of pending legislation on our economy and members of the business community,” Windhorst said. “Illinois has a challenging business environment, so it is imperative that our elected officials work diligently to maximize opportunities for growth, and minimize the impact of hyper regulation and high taxation. One of my goals as a legislator is to make Illinois a better place to do business and therefore attract more employers to our state.”
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce rates all Illinois legislators on their voting record and issues legislative ratings based on those records. Rep. Windhorst was honored for his commitment to advancing economic opportunity and expanding free enterprise across the state.