Lehman earns top score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Friday, May 13, 2016

STATEHOUSE (May 13, 2016) — State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) earned 98 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-economy, pro-jobs legislation.

Lehman’s score is based on his performance during the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly and his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on certain bills, including measures providing road funding, workforce education and scholarships to top-performing Hoosier students who enter the teaching field.
                                
“The Legislative Vote Analysis is an important source of information for thousands of Indiana employers and citizens,” states Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “The purpose is to keep Hoosiers informed about what’s going on at the Indiana Statehouse and how their legislators are voting on issues vital to the state’s economic future and their own. This report makes it clear which legislators support pro-economy, pro-jobs bills and which legislators do not.”

Indiana is one of the most business-friendly states in the country, recently ranking first in the Midwest and among the top five in the nation for best business climate, according to Chief Executive’s annual “Best & Worst States for Business” ranking.

“Our state’s economy depends on the success of Hoosier employers and a strong workforce,” Lehman said. “We must continue supporting policies fostering a stable business environment so that entrepreneurs continue to invest in Indiana and provide jobs to hardworking Hoosiers.”

In addition to his high score, Lehman received a star designation recognizing legislators who demonstrated overall leadership or made significant contributions on specific business issues of critical importance to the chamber.

Lehman received a four-year aggregate score of 94 percent.

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Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) represents House District 79, which includes all of Adams County and portions of Allen and Wells counties.

The Indiana Chamber partners with 24,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”