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

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

STATEHOUSE (June 26, 2018) — State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) earned a 97 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his pro-economy, pro-jobs voting record.

“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 Pressel 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.”

Pressel’s score is based on his performance during the 2018 session of the Indiana General Assembly and his 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.

“As a business owner, I understand the impact state policies can have on a business’ success,” Pressel said. “I will continue to support legislation that improves our economic outlook and bolsters Indiana’s job creators, small and large.”

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.

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State Rep. Jim Pressel represents House District 20,
which includes portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.

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