Indiana Chamber names Ober a ‘Legislative Champion’

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Thursday, June 15, 2017

STATEHOUSE (June 15, 2017) — State Rep. Dave Ober (R-Albion) earned a 95 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation.

Ober’s score is based on his performance during the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly and his votes cast in agreement with the chamber’s position on certain bills, including measures on long-term road funding, ISTEP replacement and pre-K expansion for children from low-income families.

“We want employers and citizens to take note of this report because it makes it very clear which legislators were supportive of bettering Indiana’s economic climate and which were not,” said Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.

According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Indiana’s statewide unemployment rate as of April stood at 3.6 percent, which is lower than the national average of 4.4 percent. U.S. News and World Report ranked Indiana as the best-run state in America based on fiscal responsibility, streamlined operations, improved services and enhanced transparency.

Ober was also among a select number of lawmakers named Indiana Chamber Legislative Champions for “taking on tough assignments and working diligently to see much-needed policy cross the finish line or at least meaningful debate started,” Brinegar said.

As chair of the House Committee on Utilities, Energy and Telecommunication, Ober led efforts to to enact broad energy policies considered in the Chamber’s vote analysis.

“Indiana is a trendsetter and provides bench marks for other states to aspire to,” Ober said. “I will continue to vote for policies that support the economy. We are the state that works and I want to keep it that way.”

Ober, a member of the House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions, received a four-year aggregate score of 95 percent.

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State Rep. Dave Ober represents all of Noble County and portions

of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.

A high-resolution photo of Ober can be downloaded by clicking here.

 

The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”