The American Conservative Union named State Senator Jim Banks a Defender of Liberty when they issued their 2013 Indiana legislator ratings this week.
Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the nation. The ACU also hosts the nationally renowned Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) each year in Washington.
Banks was named a Defender of Liberty by earning a 100% from ACU and was the only member of the Indiana Senate to earn this recognition.
“I am honored to have the gold standard in conservative accountability recognize my efforts to fight for our Hoosier values in Indianapolis,” said State Senator Jim Banks.
The ACU scored votes on 14 bills including the biennial budget that eliminated the death tax, the expansion of school vouchers to give parents more choices in their children’s educations, and common sense welfare reform.
“In 2013, we accomplished great things to improve the lives of hard-working Hoosiers and those conservative reforms are making our state a better place to raise our families,” said Banks.
“I will continue the defend our liberties as your voice in the Indiana Senate,” concluded State Senator Jim Banks.