Rep. Pressel earns top score from Indiana Chamber

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Friday, June 16, 2017 9:26 am

STATEHOUSE (June 16, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) earned a 91 percent on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation.

Pressel’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 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.

“In order to maintain Indiana’s reputation for being a state where employers can thrive, I will continue to support legislation that helps Hoosier businesses, which will mean more job opportunities in our communities,” Pressel said. “Our economy is strong, and it remains a top priority as we continue moving Indiana forward.”

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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.

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.”