Negele earns top score for pro-economy, pro-jobs voting record

Posted by: Jessica Bruder  | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

STATEHOUSE (June 26, 2018) —State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) earned a 97 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for her pro-economy, pro-jobs voting record.

Negele’s score is based on her performance during the 2018 session of the Indiana General Assembly and her votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on 28 bills. Legislation included requiring computer science courses in schools, workforce-related provisions and establishing a water infrastructure task force.

“Employers and citizens alike should seek to have a clear, objective understanding of how their legislators vote on vital issues and in turn, how that impacts their individual prosperity,” said Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “We applaud Representative Negele for helping to ensure that a number of positive policies were passed to aid working Hoosiers and their families, and employers in their efforts to fill and grow jobs.”

According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Indiana’s statewide unemployment rate as of April stood at 3.2 percent, which is lower than the national average of 3.8 percent. The Nonpartisan Tax Foundation reported Indiana has the No. 1 business climate in the Midwest and has the fourth lowest property taxes nationwide.

“As a business owner, I understand the hard work and dedication that it takes to maintain a successful business,” Negele said. “I will continue to support policies that help Hoosier workers and job creators while continuing to move Indiana’s economy forward.”

Negele received a four-year aggregate score of 96 percent.

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State Rep. Sharon Negele represents House District 13, which includes all of Benton County, and portions 
of Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties.
 

A high-resolution photo of Negele can be found here.