Mississippi State Senator Charlie Ross Honored as “Legislator of the Year” by Peers at National Gathering of State Legislators

Mississippi State Senator Charlie Ross (District 20) was honored as the 2007 “Legislator of the Year” by his peers at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Philadelphia on Friday, July 27.

This award goes to state legislators who are ALEC members in good standing and have distinguished themselves by advancing, introducing and/or enacting policies based on the fundamental Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism and individual liberty.

“Senator Ross has been at the forefront of pursuing policy solutions based on Jeffersonian principles and fighting for conservative values in sometimes difficult situations,” Said Missouri State Representative and an ALEC National Board Member, Jane Cunningham on presenting the award.

Charlie Ross currently serves as Senator from District 20 in the Mississippi Senate. District 20 is comprised of parts of Madison and Rankin Counties. In the Senate, he serves as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and is a member of the Constitution, Elections, Environmental Protection, Executive Contingent Fund, Finance, Insurance, and Veteran and Military Affairs committees.

In 2004, as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Charlie drafted the comprehensive Tort Reform Bill and was the leader in the Senate in the successful fight to pass the bill.

“I am honored to receive an award from one of the strongest conservative groups in the nation,” Ross said. “ALEC fights for our conservative values through every State Legislature in the nation, and I am proud to have the opportunity to stand with them in the Mississippi Senate.”

ALEC’s Annual Meeting, held July 24 to 29 in Philadelphia, PA, hosted over 2,000 state legislators and business leaders from across the country and overseas. Featured speakers included; President George W. Bush, U.S. Senator Larry Craig, Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, The Honorable Dick Armey, The Honorable Billy Tauzin, Neil Cavuto of FOX News, John Fund of the Wall Street Journal, and Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson.

“ALEC’s Democrat and Republican members participated in substantive public policy sessions throughout the Annual Meeting, and legislators returned to their state capitols better prepared to serve their constituents,” said Iowa State Representative Dolores Mertz, ALEC’s 2007 National Chairman.

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