(San Diego)— The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is pleased to announce that Representative John Adams, House Minority Whip for the Ohio House of Representatives, recently received the “Legislator of the Year” award, the highest honor that a sitting legislator can receive from the organization.
Rep. Adams received the award at ALEC’s 37th Annual Meeting, held in San Diego, Cal., August 5 – 8, 2010. Nearly 1,500 state legislators, policy experts, and private-sector leaders from across the United States attended three days of intensive discussions on the critical issues facing the states and our nation.
This award is given to state legislators who are ALEC members in good standing and have distinguished themselves by advancing, introducing, and/or enacting policies based on the fundamental Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty.
“I never thought I’d receive such an award. I just do what I believe to be right for the families of the 78th House District,” said Rep. John Adams.
Most of the business conducted at ALEC occurs in one of its nine task forces. These task forces have considered, written, and approved hundreds of model bills, offering real policy solutions for states on a wide range of issues. Each year, state legislatures consider close to 1,000 bills that are based, at least in part, on ALEC Model Legislation. Hundreds of these bills are enacted every year.