ACU awards Hune ‘Defender of Liberty’

ACU awards Hune ‘Defender of Liberty’

LANSING — Sen. Joe Hune has received the “Defender of Liberty Award” from the American Conservative Union (ACU) for his conservative voting record while serving in Lansing.

“I am proud that my conservatism and voting record are appreciated by such a highly respected organization like the American Conservative Union,” said Hune, R-Hamburg Township. “The tough choices that are paramount in order to ensure the future of our state are being made and I am happy that these choices are appreciated.”

Defenders of Liberty are members of the Michigan Legislature who were present and cast a vote for each adjudicated roll call and scored a 100 percent on the ACU’s  2012 State Legislative Ratings.

The ACU bases their ratings on critical pieces of legislation that display conservative values, ranging from abortion restrictions, unionization and labor agreements to tax cuts. Based upon his voting record on these 18 measures, Hune received a 100 percent rank, one of only two lawmakers in the Michigan Legislature to earn such a score.

“My voting record has been consistent with the principles I espouse and the platform I ran for this office on,” Hune said. “I have always voted fiscally conservative, and I have always promoted strong family values and will continue to do so moving forward.”

The ACU is America’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization. Founded in 1964, ACU represents the views of Americans who are concerned with economic growth through lower taxes and reduced government spending and the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and national security.
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