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Schmitz gets 'Champion of Free Enterprise Award'

State Rep. Tim Schmitz, R-Geneva, has been honored with the Champion of Free Enterprise Award from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce for his commitment to reforming the state’s business climate.



“Businesses and job growth are essential to our economic well-being. It time for legislators work to create a better business climate in Illinois,” said Schmitz. “I am honored to receive the Champion of Free Enterprise Award and will continue to stand by businesses.”



According to Illinois Chamber of Commerce President of Government Affairs Todd Maisch, the awards are based on legislators’ votes on key business legislation of the 97th General Assembly.



“It is important that employers educate themselves on the record of their representatives and hold them accountable for it. Representative Schmitz is committed to furthering economic opportunities in Illinois and I am proud to recognize him for his contributions in the defense of free enterprise,” said Maisch.



Schmitz scored a 92 percent on the Chamber of Commerce voting record; in order to receive the Champion of Free Enterprise Award, a legislator must score 85 percent or better.


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