STATEHOUSE - Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) recently received the highest pro-business rating of any Hoosier legislator in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's 2009 Legislative Vote Analysis. Ratings were based on votes from this year and from a two-year aggregate.
For the past two years, the 39th District representative's votes reflected the chamber's position almost 100 percent on bills it selected as representing the business community's best interests.
The chamber calls its analysis the "most complete and definitive publication of a legislator's voting record on business issues." To be ranked as supportive of the business agenda, a legislator must score 70 percent or higher.
Rep. Torr received percentages of 97 for 2009 and 95 for the 2008-09 aggregate. No other legislator scored as high in either category.
"Rebuilding this economy, and especially encouraging job growth, is the first thing on everyone's minds right now," Rep. Torr said. "I'm honored the chamber has recognized what my votes have been saying all along: These are issues that have been first on my mind as a state representative."
This year, the chamber also recognized Rep. Torr and five other House members for "conspicuous leadership on specific business issues of critical importance and deserve special recognition." In 2005, the chamber also honored Rep. Torr with its Government Leader of the Year award.
To see the entire report, visit www.indianachamber.com/lva/2009.