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Settelmeyer named a top lawmaker

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Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, was named one of eight legislators of the year by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Settelmeyer and several other Nevada legislators attended the council's 40th annual meeting Aug. 7-9 in Chicago.

The award is given to those legislators who have demonstrated a dedication to the council's principles of limited government, federalism, and free market principles.

"This award is given to legislators who have gone above and beyond their call of duty, who exemplify the principles of a leader and who others look to as pillars of hard work and honesty," Council National Chairman Representative John Piscopo, of Connecticut, said while presenting the award. "Leadership isn't easy, and we should celebrate and support those lawmakers who are shining examples of strong leaders. The American Legislative Exchange Council created the Legislator of the Year Award to recognize those who have made the choice to courageously take the helms of leadership, who have embraced the strong principles that built America and who have found that intersection of happiness and moral duty."