05/17/11 State SenatorEd Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) was recognized Monday by Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) for achieving a perfect voting attendance record during the 2011 legislative session.
“Senator Charbonneau is a leader who not only makes sure his constituents’ voices are heard in the legislature, he rarely misses hearings and is highly accessible to voters,” Long said. “Citizens in Senate District 5 have a hard-working lawmaker at the Statehouse who dedicates himself to doing what is best on their behalf. He makes it a priority to represent them and this is shown by his perfect voting attendance record.”
In addition to votes on bills, there are also votes on amendments, committee reports and procedural motions.
“Many issues come before the General Assembly and it is my foremost responsibility as a state senator to vote on those issues,” Charbonneau said. “I take my duty of voting very seriously and will continue to work hard to best represent the great people of Senate District 5.”
Charbonneau’s floor votes totaled 535.
State records show this session, 118 Senate bills moved to the governor’s desk and 94 percent of third reading roll-call votes in the Senate were bipartisan in nature.
“Measures that are sent to the governor’s desk to become law represent the people’s work, including a balanced budget, private-sector job initiatives, education improvements and a fair redistricting plan,” Long said. “I’m proud to say Senator Charbonneau gave his best throughout this process.”