EVCCA Acknowledges 2020 Legislators as Business Champions and Friends of Business
September 1, 2020
Contact: Dorn Policy Group, 602-290-2727
The East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance named Senators Karen Fann, Frank Pratt, JD Mesnard and Tyler Pace, and Representatives Noel Campbell, David Cook, TJ Shope, John Allen, Nancy Barto, Kelly Townsend, Jeff Weninger, Jay Lawrence, John Kavanaugh and Michelle Udall Business Champions for supporting businesses and the EVCCA 100% in the 2020 legislative session.
“We are pleased with the number of legislators who received a 100% ranking this year,” announced John Hetrick, chair of the EVCCA. “With the majority of our East Valley legislators received 80% or better this year, these results show their commitment to improving the business environment in Arizona.”
Those who received an 80% or better ranking were named Friends of Business: Senators Heather Carter, David Farnsworth, and Sean Bowie; and Representatives Steve Pierce, Warren Peterson, Travis Grantham, John Fillmore, and Rusty Bowers
Last December, East Valley legislators were presented with the EVCCA’s annual Legislative Priorities document to provide a foundation for session priorities. Members from each of the chambers met on a weekly and monthly basis during the session to review bills introduced and evaluate their impact on the business community.
Dorn Policy Group, the EVCCA lobbyist firm, tracked bills the EVCCA took specific action on by signing in at the hearings, one-on-one conversations, and at times formal letters. At the end of the session, each East Valley legislator is graded on whether they agreed with the EVCCA position or opposed. Not appearing to vote on an issue is counted as an opposition to the EVCCA’s position. A report card is published with the results of our legislators’ votes.
The East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance (EVCCA) represents more than 5,500 member firms from the Apache Junction, Carefree Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Scottsdale and Tempe chambers of commerce. The EVCCA collaborates to advance the common business interests in the East Valley.