Jefferson City, Mo. — The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCOC) announced its 2022 Business Champions in early June.
State lawmakers who supported policies during the 2022 spring session that grow the economy and make Missouri a more competitive place to do business are chosen by MCOC as Business Champions.
A total of 92 legislators in the Missouri General Assembly have been recognized, nine of which had a 100% voting record.
“The Business Champion program is our way of thanking Missouri’s top pro-business lawmakers for their commitment to growing our economy,” Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of MCOC said. “The Missouri General Assembly was successful in passing several pro-business policies during the 2022 Legislative Session. We applaud our Business Champions for their leadership and we look forward to working alongside them to continue our progress in 2022 and beyond.”
The nine lawmakers who achieved a 100% voting record included four senators and five representatives, all of which are Republican.
Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Greene County), Sen. Caleb Rowden (R-Boone County), Sen. Dave Schatz, (R-Franklin County) and Sen. Bill White (R-Dade County) represent the upper chamber.
Rep. Allen Andrews (R-Grant City), Rep. Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin), Rep. Peggy McGaugh (R-Carrolton), Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin) and Rep. Brenda Shields (R-St. Joseph) represent the House.
There are two legislators with a 100% business voting record running for office in 2022, Dave Schatz, running to replace U.S. Sen Roy Blunt who is retiring, and State Senator Lincoln Hough is seeking re-election.
White is running for re-election in Senate District (SD) 32. McGaugh is running as the incumbent in House District (HD) 7 after redistricting. Roberts is running for re-election in HD 161. Shields is running unopposed in HD 11.
The full list of 2022 Business Champions can be viewed below.
Angela Walton Mosley
Holly Thompson Rehder
Featured Image: The Missouri Business Champions logo. (Provided by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Brady Hays is a 2023 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in History. He is currently attending the University of Missouri School of Law and is on pace to graduate with his JD in 2026. He has been working for the Missouri Times since early March 0f 2022.