Special to Iredell Free News

Sen. Vickie Sawyer

State Sen. Vickie Sawyer has been recognized as a “Jobs Champion” by the N.C. Chamber based on her pro-growth and pro-jobs voting record.

Sawyer, a Republican, earned the recognition based on a voting record that aligned with the chamber’s priorities 97 percent of the time.

“One of my top priorities has always been to support legislation that creates jobs in Iredell and Yadkin counties, and throughout North Carolina. I’m proud of my 97 percent voting record and believe it shows my commitment to job creation in North Carolina,” Sawyer said.

The N.C. Chamber is a non-partisan business advocacy group focusing on economic growth and job

“Transcending politics, this publication is a straightforward tally of who showed up when given the
opportunity to improve our state’s competitive footing and create jobs in our communities,” N.C.
Chamber President and CEO Gary Salamido wrote in the chamber’s annual “How They
Voted” publication.

“The 2019 legislative session saw a number of successes for North Carolina’s job creators and
communities, and we are grateful for Senator Sawyer’s leadership in promoting pro-growth policies,”
said Ray Starling, general counsel at the N.C. Chamber. “We appreciate that Senator Sawyer stood up
for the ideas that will fuel our state’s competitive business climate and grow our world-class
workforce, and we look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.”

This year’s “Jobs Champion” voting record was calculated using votes on 38 bills, including 25 pro-jobs
bills and 13 anti-jobs bills. A legislator with a voting record above 80 percent is considered a “Jobs