Archive for July, 2012

Sen. Wilkinson Named “Policy Maker of the Year” by Georgia ACTE

ATLANTA (July 24, 2012) – The Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education awarded Sen. John Wilkinson (R-Toccoa) “Policy Maker of the Year.”   This is given annually to legislators who have made a significant contribution to career, technical, and agricultural education (CTAE) programs.

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Sen. Seay Participates in National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference

ATLANTA (July 17, 2012) – Sen. Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) joined fellow leaders from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) for a two-day conference in Washington, D.C.  From July 11 – 12, Sen. Seay engaged with Congressional and state legislators in policy panel sessions.

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Sen. Shafer Earns Perfect Score from American Conservative Union

ATLANTA (July 10, 2012) – Sen. David Shafer (R-Duluth) was named a recipient of the American Conservative Union’s Defender of Liberty award, notably for his strong support of bills based on conservative principles during the 2012 legislative session. Sen. Shafer received a perfect score of 100 percent and was recognized during a reception today at the Georgia State Capitol. This is the first year the Georgia General Assembly was rated by the American Conservative Union.

“I appreciate the American Conservative Union recognizing me with the Defender of Liberty Award,” Sen. Shafer said. “I am proud of my record fighting for life, liberty and opportunity.”

In 2011, the American Conservative Union issued inaugural ratings of state legislators in five states, based on the organization’s previous Ratings of Congress. This year, the American Conservative Union will release ratings based on the votes on conservative issues by state legislators in 15 states. The American Conservative Union tracks a wide range of issues before state legislatures to determine which issues and votes serve as a clear litmus test for conservative issues.

“I am proud to present the inaugural Georgia ACU awards today to those conservative state Senators who continue to fight for fiscal responsibility, the rights of the unborn and the Second Amendment,” said Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union.

Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union represents the views of Americans who are concerned with economic growth through lower taxes and reduced government spending and the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and national security.

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For Immediate Release:
July 10, 2012

For Information Contact:
Natalie Dale, Director
Kate Greer, Broadcast Specialist
kate.greer@senate.ga.gov
404.656.0028

Majority Leader Chip Rogers Earns Perfect Score from American Conservative Union

 ATLANTA (July 10, 2012) – Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has been named a recipient of the American Conservative Union’s Defender of Liberty award. His strong support of bills based on conservative principles during the 2012 legislative session earned Sen. Rogers the distinction as one of Georgia’s most conservative legislators. Sen. Rogers received a perfect score of 100 percent and was recognized during a reception today at the Georgia State Capitol. This is the first year the Georgia General Assembly was rated by the American Conservative Union.

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