44 State Lawmakers Recognized for Exceptional Support for Illinois Manufacturing in 102nd General Assembly

The Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) based in Schaumburg, Illinois, is presenting its 2022 Champion of Small and Mid-Size Manufacturers Award to 44 state lawmakers that demonstrated their support for TMA members' best interests during the 102nd General Assembly.

"In today's difficult business climate, these legislators have been steadfast in their support of small and mid-size manufacturers," said Dennis LaComb, TMA's Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff. "They know manufacturing is the backbone of Illinois economy, and their votes in Springfield recognize that fact. We very much appreciate their efforts."

The legislators receiving the Champion Award scored 70% or higher on the TMA's annual Legislative Scorecard. The Scorecard highlights ten votes of significance to the TMA in the 102nd General Assembly. TMA's position on these ten issues were designed to protect or advance small and mid-size manufacturing in Illinois. TMA represents 800 companies in Chicagoland and throughout the state.

"Deserving TMA's recognition is no small feat," LaComb said. "It takes an intentional effort to support our members' concerns in the manufacturing field. It takes communication with these legislators so they know the unique challenges we face in Illinois. And these legislators have listened, voted, and acted with support to our small and mid-size manufacturing community."

Since 1925, the TMA has provided resources, information, training, and advocacy for small and mid-size manufacturers.

The list of legislators receiving TMA's 2022 Champion Award includes:


State Representative Chris Bos

Deputy Republican Leader, State Representative Dan Brady

Assistant Republican Leader, State Representative Tim Butler

House Republican Leader, State Representative Jim Durkin

State Representative Amy Elik

State Representative Jackie Haas

Assistant Republican Leader, State Representative Deanne M. Mazzochi

State Representative Tim Ozinga

State Representative Daniel Swanson

Republican Floor Leader, State Representative Mark Batinick

Assistant Republican Leader, State Representative Thomas M. Bennett

Assistant Republican Leader, State Representative Avery Bourne

State Representative Dan Caulkins

State Representative Andrew S. Chesney

Assistant Republican Leader, State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer

State Representative Randy E. Frese

State Representative David Friess

State Representative Amy Grant

State Representative Norine K. Hammond

State Representative Paul Jacobs

State Representative Charles Meier

State Representative Chris Miller

State Representative Thomas Morrison

State Representative Mike Murphy

State Representative Adam Niemerg

State Representative Keith P. Sommer

State Representative Joe Sosnowski

Assistant Republican Leader, State Representative Ryan Spain

State Representative Dan Ugaste

State Representative Tom Weber

State Representative Blaine Wilhour

State Representative Patrick Windhorst


Assistant Republican Leader, State Senator Donald P. DeWitte

Senate Republican Leader, State Senator Dan McConchie

Assistant Republican Leader, State Senator Jason Plummer

State Senator Darren Bailey

State Senator Dale Fowler

Assistant Republican Leader, State Senator Chapin Rose

State Senator Brian W. Stewart

State Senator Win Stoller

Republican Caucus Whip Dave Syverson

Republican Caucus Whip Jil Tracy

State Senator Sally J. Turner

State Senator Craig Wilcox

About TMA: Founded in 1925, the Technology and Manufacturing Association is an independent trade organization exclusively focused on assisting and promoting small and midsize manufacturers by providing a diverse portfolio of benefits and services, including: community, information, training, resources, and advocacy. TMA has nearly 1,000 members representing over 35,000 manufacturing employees and more than 25 million square feet of manufacturing plant.

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