Rep. Sherry Roberts receives 2019 R.I. Farm Bureau legislative award
STATE HOUSE — The Rhode Island Farm Bureau presented Rhode Island House Republican Deputy Whip Sherry Roberts with the 2019 Legislative Award at the Annual Meeting.
The Rhode Island Farm Bureau Legislative Award, is presented to a nominee who has a record of achievement in preserving individual and constitutional freedoms. The 2019 award honored Roberts for her impressive voting history of promoting and defending those freedoms during both the 2018 and 2019 legislative sessions.
In 2019, Roberts was the #1 ranked and highest scoring member in the entire 113-person General Assembly on the RI Freedom and Prosperity Center’s annual Freedom Index and Legislator Scorecard. In 2018, Roberts was the highest scoring member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Many of those liberties identified by the Center, and that Roberts voted to uphold, directly impact the Rhode Island farming community.
“On behalf of President Henry B. Wright, III and the members of the Board of Directors, the RIFB is pleased to provide this opportunity to recognize Representative Roberts for her legislative voting record,” said Heidi Quinn, Rhode Island Farm Bureau Executive Director. “Her legislative stance aligns closely with RIFB policy, especially regarding the right-to-farm, property rights and personal freedoms.”
“I am truly honored to be a recognized by the RI Farm Bureau of this distinction,” said Roberts. “Thank you to Bureau President Henry Wright III and the Board of Directors for recognizing my legislative contributions and voting record.”
“Many hours of hard work goes into researching policies and verifying the impacts hundreds of submitted bills have on taxpayers across Rhode Island --and especially my neighbors and the constituents in my district,” said Roberts. “My voice, and the voices of my legislative colleagues in the Rhode Island House Republican Caucus, are important. The number of bills we encounter on Smith Hill that erode our liberties is on the rise and we need to be steadfast in our resolve to debate these issues.”
“We offer fact-based rebuttal and common sense solutions to combat the special interests and to counter the knee-jerk legislation submitted year after year,” said Roberts. “It is incumbent on us, as your representatives, to make sure that our government provides efficient services, offers transparency, and that we call out bad legislation when we see it.”
For more information, contact:
Sue Stenhouse, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903