from the Office of State Senator Craig Estes, District 30

For Immediate Release
January 15, 2008
Contact: Jody Withers

State Senator Craig Estes Honored as "Champion of Free Enterprise"

Austin - State Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) was honored as a "Champion of Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business during a McKinney Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday, January 15.

"I am honored by this recognition and I take great pride in promoting Texas as a business friendly state to bring jobs to our communities," said Estes. "I applaud Texas Association of Business for their hard work in promoting issues to improve education for a qualified workforce and reduce barriers to new business creation and innovation."

Texas Association of Business ranks members of the Legislature based on their voting record in each Regular Session. Members scoring 90 percent or greater are named "Champions of Free Enterprise" Estes received a 90 percent rating for the 80th Regular Session, matching his overall 90 percent rating for three Regular Sessions in the Texas Senate.

Texas Association of Business represents more than 140,000 Texas employers and 200 local chambers of commerce.