Representative Steve Reick Named “Friend of Manufacturing” by Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) has been named a “Friend of Manufacturing” by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) for his votes that affected the manufacturing sector in 2017-2018.

Illinois State Representatives were scored on their votes on 23 different bills that were brought to the House floor for a vote during the 100th General Assembly, and those receiving a score of 80% or higher received the award. Reick scored a 90% through the IMA legislative ratings, placing him near the top of the scoring for the 118 members of the House of Representatives.

“The success of our state hinges on a vibrant economy, and the manufacturing and business community is critical to that effort,” said Reick. “They are the job creators who can make Illinois a pro-growth state. Our job as legislators is to put public policy in place that helps them, and to vote against bills that add red tape or hinder their ability to grow and prosper.”

Upon announcing the award recipients, IMA Vice President & CEO Mark Denzler said, “While we often hear from lawmakers that they are concerned about jobs and economic development, the IMA’s Legislative Voting Scorecard will actually show what elected officials support Illinois job creators. The IMA appreciates those lawmakers that have a strong record of support for the manufacturing sector.”

The IMA is a not-for-profit trade association for Illinois manufacturers. Founded in 1893, it is the oldest and largest statewide manufacturing trade association in the United States. The IMA’s mission is to strengthen the economic, social, environmental and governmental conditions for manufacturing and allied enterprises in the state of Illinois, resulting in an enlarged business base and increased employment.

Click here to view the full scorecard and a list of bills that were judged.

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