American Conservative Union Rates Halbrook the ‘Most Conservative’ Lifetime Voting Record in Illinois General Assembly

State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) announced today that the American Conservative Union (ACU) released their ratings for 2017 and he is one of the six most conservative voting records in the Illinois House with a 91% rating on selected legislation. Looking at his voting record over his total years in the legislature, Rep. Halbrook scores a 98% rating, the highest of any state representative or state senator in the Illinois Legislature.

“I am honored to be recognized by the American Conservative Union as a top conservative voice in the Illinois Legislature,” said Rep. Halbrook. “I feel my voting record reflects the conservative values of my district and my personal moral compass.”

The ACU begins with their philosophy that conservatism is the political philosophy that sovereignty resides in the person and then they apply the understanding of government to be that its essential role is to defend life, liberty and property. The ACU ratings are designed to educate the public about how consistently elected officials adhere to conservatism and carefully examine the entire docket of legislation introduced in each state every year. They select the most meaningful bills and publish the results.

The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Ratings date back 46 years when they began their Congressional Ratings. These ratings are meant to reflect how elected officials view the role of government in an individual’s life. The ACU Foundation is the only organization to score over 8,000 elected officials each year, including lawmakers from all 50 states and Congress.

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