[r45] Rep Borders: Near Perfect Voting Record (4/9/2010)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Start Date: 4/9/2010 All Day
End Date: 4/9/2010

Rep. Borders: Near Perfect Voting Record

STATEHOUSE- State Representative Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) has a near perfect voting record of 99.6 percent for the 2010 Indiana Legislative Session.

Rep. Borders only missed one vote during the 2010 legislative session due to attending a committee meeting.

Rep. Borders has missed just six votes out of more than 1,000 during his tenure as a member of the Indiana General Assembly. In 2005, 2006 and 2007, Rep. Borders achieved a perfect voting record. In 2008 he had a near perfect voting record of 99.85 percent. In 2009 he had another near perfect voting record of 99.43 percent.

One year while hospitalized, Rep. Borders demanded the physicians at Methodist Hospital release him so he would not miss session and be able to fully represent his district. Rep. Borders was released from the hospital under the conditions that he returned once his votes were made for the day. Rep. Borders followed those conditions.

"I'm proud to represent Hoosiers in my area," said Rep. Borders. "I take this job very seriously and these people trust me to keep government out of their lives and protect their liberties. That's why I'm in the Statehouse everyday during session reading bills, writing bills and voting on bills.

"The people, who I represent, entrusted me with a lot and I promise to work hard to keep that trust. I never want to miss an opportunity to let the General Assembly know how people feel in our neck of the woods."

Rep. Borders also is the Ranking Republican Member for the House Insurance Committee. He was appointed to that position in 2008.

"Being a ranking member of a committee is no easy task," said Rep. Borders. "This leaves me with extra duties and homework. However, I am proud and eager to continue to take on the challenges that the Statehouse brings and do what is best for Hoosiers in our community."

Rep. Borders' voting record is extremely rare.  This is a great accomplishment which many legislators can't share with Rep. Borders. Each year, it is extraordinary for more than 10 percent of the entire General Assembly to achieve a perfect voting record, and to achieve this for three out of four years is even less common.