Will County Farm Bureau names Adam Kinzinger ‘Legislator of the Year’

Group cites Kinzinger’s record on trade, estate taxes, pandemic assistance

U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger received the Legislator of the Year award from the Will County Farm Bureau.

The organization formally presented Kinzinger, R-Channahon, with the award Monday at the Dollinger Family Farm in Channahon.

The Farm Bureau determines its award winners based on their voting record on a list of key issues, said Mark Schneidewind, the organization’s manager. He said Kinzinger had a 100% voting record on “critical farm issues” for the sixth straight year in 2020.

Last year, those issues included the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico; ethanol regulations; limits on waivers; estate taxes; pandemic assistance for farmers; support of crop insurance; and more.

“You’ve been very, very good to us,” Steve Warrick Sr., president of the Will County Farm Bureau, told Kinzinger at the presentation.

The Will County Farm Bureau represents the interests of locals who run about 800 farms covering more than 216,000 acres in the county.

For information on agriculture in Will County, visit willcfb.com.

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.