JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, was named Freshman Legislator of the Year by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. The leading advocacy group for Missouri’s business community, the Chamber honored Sen. Luetkemeyer as the top lawmaker from the 2019 class of the Missouri Senate, praising his leadership on legal reform issues that affect Missouri businesses.
“In addition to serving as chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, Sen. Luetkemeyer sponsored a bill to place reasonable limits on discovery procedures, which was instrumental in stopping excessive and costly litigation delay tactics impacting Missouri businesses,” Chamber President Daniel Mehan said.
The award was presented during the group’s annual meeting in St. Louis. The Chamber described the award ceremony as an opportunity to “honor the best of the Missouri business community and recognize our state’s top pro-business policy leaders.” In addition to bestowing honors on a number of prominent Missouri businesses and executives, the group also presented Missouri’s governor with its coveted “Man in the Arena” award.
“It was humbling to stand in the company of our governor and so many dedicated business professionals and receive recognition from the Missouri Chamber,” Sen. Luetkemeyer said. “Missouri’s businesses are the backbone of our economy. I’m honored to be selected by job creators as the Freshman Legislator of the Year. I will continue to focus on policies to grow the economy and create more jobs for Missourians as the Legislature returns in January, and in the years to come.”
For more information about Sen. Luetkemeyer, visit www.senate.mo.gov/luetkemeyer.