U.S. Rep. Fred Upton was honored last week by the St. Joseph County Bar Association with the 2022 Liberty Bell Award.
Jordan Yancey, St. Joseph County Bar Association president, spoke about the award and introduced Upton.
She said the association created the local award in 1985 and is presented to a non-lawyer, individual, or organization, within the St. Joseph County community, who has made an outstanding contribution to the community.
Yancey said Upton was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1987. He has served in that position with distinction, she said, having been re-elected to the House of Representatives fourteen times.
During his term in Congress, he has served as Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He currently serves as the top Republican on the Energy Sub-Committee.