WASHINGTON, D.C. –Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has received the American Conservative Union (ACU) Award for his voting record in the Tennessee State Senate. The ACU, which is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization, graded state lawmakers on key conservative issues. The award was given to those senators who scored over 80% on issues tracked by the group.
The ACU tracks a wide range of issues before state legislatures to determine which issues and votes serve to separate those representatives who founding principles of constitutionally limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and traditional values. According to the group, the votes selected for Tennessee 2013 State Legislative Ratings were chosen to create a clear ideological distinction among those casting them.
“I appreciate this honor,” said Senator Yager. “I also appreciate the ACU for putting together this information. I am proud to stand with my fellow conservatives in Tennessee in support of our constitutional rights, low taxes, commonsense efficiency and family values.”
The full record of all members of the General Assembly can be found online at: conservative.org