Column: American Conservative Union Award

By Sen. Joe Hune, R-Hamburg
July 25, 2013

I am proud to announce that I received the “Defender of Liberty” award from the American Conservative Union (ACU) this week.

I am quite proud of my strong conservative voting record while serving in Lansing. To be acknowledged for it, while not necessary, was very humbling. Tough votes are being made that are paramount in order to ensure the future of our state, and I am happy that these choices are appreciated.

Defenders of Liberty are legislators who fulfill ACU’s core principles and conservative values with respect to the Constitution. By scoring a perfect 100 on ACU’s 2013 State Legislative Ratings, I was again recognized by this great group of patriots- one of only three legislators in Michigan so honored.

I have always been proud of my conservative voting record, but more importantly, I believe my district is also proud of this consistent record. The residents of the 22nd Senate District continue to seek conservative solutions and limited government.

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, reduced government spending and the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and national security.

To view publications, such as the 2013 ACU State Legislative Ratings Guide, visit

As always, feel free to contact my office at 1-855-JOE-HUNE, or email us at My staff will be happy to assist you.


Sen. Joe Hune is chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. He represents the 22nd state Senate District, which includes Livingston and Shiawassee counties, and the southern part of Ingham County. The Ingham County portion includes Bunkerhill, Leslie, Stockbridge and Vevay townships, and the cities of Leslie and Mason.