Thursday, September 10, 2020

NC Chamber Names Rep. Ray Russell a 2019-2020 Jobs Champion

 Press Release by the NC Chamber, provide by Rep. Ray Russell's Office

NC Chamber Names Rep. Ray Russell a 2019-2020 Jobs Champion

Russell’s Strong Pro-Jobs Voting Record Recognized in State Chamber Report


Raleigh, NC– The NC Chamber this week named NC Rep. Ray Russell a 2019-2020 Jobs Champion in its annual How They Voted report. How They Voted details state legislators’ voting records on bills identified as critical to preserving and enhancing North Carolina’s position in the national race for jobs. Rep. Russell was recognized as a Jobs Champion for voting with the Chamber’s Jobs Agenda 80 percent of the time during the 2019-2020 legislative biennium.


“In a COVID-19 world, supporting policies that promote healthy job growth is vital to our ability to relaunch economically and remain competitive with other states,” said Rep. Russell. “I am proud to be a Jobs Champion for North Carolina and my district.”


Chamber President and CEO Gary Salamido had praise for Rep. Russell.


“Following a strong, pro-jobs long session in 2019, legislators in 2020 showed an unprecedented level of bipartisanship in supporting our state’s response to COVID-19. We are grateful for Rep. Russell’s leadership in helping North Carolina navigate the unique challenges of the pandemic and put us squarely on a path to relaunching our state’s economy. We look forward to continuing to work with him to help chart a new course for our state.”


You can view this year’s edition of How They Voted click here:


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