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Rep. King honored with statewide legislature award

The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), released its ratings of the 2019 meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly Jan. 12.

Among the three state representatives recognized with an Award for Conservative Excellence was Rep. Kim King of Harrodsburg. 

“It is such a privilege to receive the Award for Conservative Excellence,” King said. “I am passionate about serving the people of Kentucky, and I will continue to stand for the conservative values we all hold dear.”

The ACUF’s Ratings of Congress and Ratings of the States are designed to show the way more than 8,000 elected officials across the nation view the role of government.

The ratings for Kentucky illustrate the differences between chambers of the legislature and reveal lawmakers’ positions on a variety of issues that directly affect Kentuckians. “In the 2019 session, Kentucky lawmakers passed legislation to create economic opportunities and leave intact the Second Amendment rights of Kentuckians,” said Chairman of ACUF Matt Schlapp. “Now, Gov. Andy Beshear is signaling that he intends to spend beyond the state’s means, raise taxes, and limit constitutionally-protected rights. It will be up to the conservatives of the General Assembly to prevent these bad ideas from becoming reality.” 

The ACUF reviewed each piece of legislation voted on in both chambers of the legislature to produce average scores of each chamber as well as individual scores for each sitting member.