Rep. Lehman earns top score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

STATEHOUSE (June 20, 2017) — State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) earned a 97 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation.

Lehman’s score is based on his performance during the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly and his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana 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 May stood at 3.2 percent, which is lower than the national average of 4.3 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.

“Less regulation, lower taxes and responsible budgeting all signal to employers that Indiana is the best place to locate and grow their businesses,” Lehman said.  “As we continue finding innovative ways to advance our state, I remain committed to supporting policies that give our business the freedom to succeed.”

Lehman received a four-year aggregate score of 96 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.

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

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.”