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Sen. Chris McDaniel presented 2021 County Advocate award from Kentucky Association of Counties

Sen. Chris McDaniel, of Taylor Mill, has been presented a 2021 County Advocate award by the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo).

Sen. McDaniel who represents a portion of Kenton County and serves as chairman of the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee was selected as a recipient for his steadfast efforts to move the state forward and strengthen Kentucky counties.

Sen. Chris McDaniel

During the 2021 session, Chairman McDaniel sponsored and supported various bills that advanced issues important to counties including jail funding, budget measures and American Rescue Plan Act appropriations.

“I’m honored to receive this award from the Kentucky Association of Counties,” Sen. McDaniel said. “So many of our critical constitutional functions are performed by locally elected county officials. I am proud to partner with them to deliver high-quality, efficient services to the citizens of the Commonwealth.”

Jim Henderson, KACo Executive Director and CEO, presented the award to Sen. McDaniel on behalf of Kentucky counties.

“Senator McDaniel is one of the best,” Henderson said. “His role as chair of Senate Appropriations and Revenue is vital to counties. Without his full support, many of the budgetary items important to counties would not make it through the process. He is also an ardent supporter of our county sheriffs and county law enforcement. Counties are grateful for his support.”

The County Advocate award is being presented to legislators who have supported counties throughout the 2021 session by sponsoring or shepherding legislation that helps counties continue to provide services without unfunded mandates or limiting home rule.

Kentucky Association of Counties

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