North Carolina Rep. Jason Saine (R, District 97) was recognized Thursday with the Legislator of the Year Award by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council at the organization’s 41st Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas.
The American Legislative Exchange Council is, according to its website, a nonpartisan voluntary membership organization of state legislators that promotes conservative values in state governments.
According to a press release, Saine earned the award through organizing an ALEC tax academy as well as serving as a leader in advancing free market principles.
“I am honored to receive this award,” Saine said in a press release. “I am proud to be a member of ALEC, and I have done my best to reduce government overregulation and promote free markets in North Carolina.”
Saine began serving in the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2011. During that time, he has been appointed to serve as the first-ever House Appropriation Chairmen of Information Technology. He currently serves as the North Carolina ALEC state chair.
“Representative Saine is a champion for free market principles, and we look forward to his continued leadership within ALEC,” Iowa majority leader and ALEC national chair Linda Upmeyer said.