Two of the state’s leading private sector employers recently awarded State Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Westmont, their highest recognition for his pro-business legislative voting record, according to a release.
Dillard was honored by the National Federation of Independent Business/Illinois (NFIB) with the organization’s “Guardian of Small Business Award” for his perfect 100 percent voting record on issues affecting the state’s business community, according to a press release from Dillard’s office.
The Senator also received the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s “Champion of Free Enterprise” recognition for his demonstrated support of Illinois employers.
“The economy is the most important issue facing Illinois and America today,” Dillard said in the release.
“It’s unacceptable that Illinois continues to lag the nation in job growth, which is why private sector job creation is my top priority.
He said that along with lowering the cost of business for employers, Illinois must fix its fiscal house—including major pension reform—to reestablish the stability in state government that employers rely on.
The Guardian of Small Business and the Champion of Free Enterprise awards are the most prestigious honors that the organizations bestow. Every two years they issue these awards to recognize lawmakers’ efforts to help small businesses thrive and create more well-paying jobs in Illinois.
“Senator Dillard’s excellent voting record clearly reflects his support for Illinois’ employers, and the important role they play in spurring economic growth and employment,” said Kim Clarke Maisch, State Director NFIB/Illinois.