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June 18 - Georgia Chamber Announces 2013 Legislators of the Year


June 18, 2013 - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2013 Legislators of the Year – given annually to lawmakers who demonstrated exemplary support for the state's business and regulatory environment to help ensure its economic competitiveness and growth.  Awards are given to one member from the House and the Senate as well as one first-term lawmaker from either Chamber. 


“As a business community, we cannot expect to grow and compete with other states and global markets without elected officials who are actively working to pass pro-business legislation,” said Steve Green, the Chamber’s 2013 Board Chair.  “As the scorecard we released last month reflected, Georgia is fortunate to have a bi-partisan group of lawmakers in the General Assembly who are committed to business growth and demonstrate that support through their votes.  It was certainly a tough decision this year to select just three members to honor, and these individuals truly went above and beyond to strengthen Georgia’s competitiveness and we applaud them for their efforts.


This year’s award recipients are:


Sen. Ronnie Chance – Legislator of the Year (State Senate)


Senator Ronnie Chance, from the Tyrone area, has been a longtime ally of Georgia business – earning an A+ on the last three Chamber scorecards.   Chance was named Senate Majority Leader in 2013 and with that increased his leadership on pro-business issues – helping to navigate a number of important bills through the Senate, many of which gained bi-partisan support.


Rep. Edward Lindsey – Legislator of the Year (State House)


House Majority Whip Edward Lindsay, Atlantic District, led efforts to pass a number of important business-related measures, working with both Republicans and Democrats throughout the process.  Measures championed by Lindsey included those seeking to strengthen Georgia’s right-to-work laws (House Bills 361 and 362) which serve as a vital economic development tool for the state.   He received an A+ on all three previous Chamber scorecards.


Sen. Hunter Hill – Freshman of the Year


The Georgia Senate has seen an influx of new members over the last few legislative sessions, with many having quickly become strong voices for creating jobs and investment in their districts and around the state.  Sen. Hunter Hill, also from Atlanta, is no exception - earning an A+ for his first term representing the 6th Senate District in Cobb and Fulton counties.  Hill served as Senate bill sponsor for several important measures including House Bill 188, which provided expedited licensing for qualified military veterans seeking work in our state and Senate Bill 179 which solidified Georgia’s right-to-work laws.






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