COLUMBUS - 

The nation's largest property and casualty insurance trade organization today named State Senator Bob Hackett (R-London) as its 2016 State Legislator of the Year. Recipients of the award are recognized for their support of free-market principles and for taking strong positions to improve the insurance market in their states.

“I am truly honored and humbled to receive this distinction,” said Hackett. “Strengthening and modernizing Ohio's insurance laws not only benefits the countless small businesses involved in the state's insurance industry but also helps protect Ohioans who rely on their coverage. I would like to thank NAMIC for being a valuable partner in our efforts to make reforms here in Ohio and across the country."

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies announced its decision in a letter sent to Senator Hackett earlier today.

"Congratulations on this well-earned recognition of your leadership on insurance issues both in Ohio and on the national stage," said Charles Chamness, president of NAMIC.

Hackett serves on the Ohio Senate Insurance Committee, a role he was named to in April after being appointed to fill the vacant seat for Ohio's 10th Senate District, which encompasses Clark, Madison and Greene counties. Before his appointment to the Senate, Hackett represented Ohio's 74th House district since 2009, serving as chairman of the House Insurance Committee.

Prior to joining the legislature Hackett served as Madison County Commissioner from 2001-2008. He and his wife Sue reside in London, Ohio

 
 
 
  
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