The Arizona Free Enterprise Club announced today the 2018 Free Market Champion Award recipients.  The Free Market Champion Award is given to members of the Legislature that demonstrate leadership and a commitment to free market, pro-growth policies in Arizona.  This year’s award includes a picture and quote from world renowned economist and intellectual defender of property rights, Frederic Bastiat.  The quote on the award reads, “Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.”

The two recipients of the Free Market Champion Award are:

  • Senator Steve Smith (District 11)
  • Representative Javan Mesnard (District 17)

The Free Enterprise Club is proud to honor these two legislators for their hard work and consistent support of economic freedom and prosperity at our state capitol,” President Scot Mussi said.  “They truly made a difference for Arizona taxpayers and businesses.”