Sen. Butterworth Earns Environmental Leadership Award

ATLANTA (June 20, 2011) – Sen. Jim Butterworth (R-Demorest) recently received the Environmental Leadership Award from the Georgia Conservation Voters. He achieved the award for his demonstrated support of Georgia’s natural resources.

“Along with job creation and economic growth, creating sustainable environmental policies has consistently remained at the top of the Senate agenda,” said Butterworth. “I am honored by this award from Georgia Conservation Voters and hope to continue working together to protect Georgia’s natural resources.”

“Senator Butterworth stood up for Georgia’s  families this year, and actively worked to promote an understanding among his colleagues of the need to protect Georgia’s environment as an integral part of preserving our way of life,” said Rob Teilhet, Executive Director of Georgia Conservation Voters.

“Thanks to Senator Butterworth’s leadership, Georgia’s conservation values had a voice at our state capitol,” continued Teilhet.

Georgia Conservation Voters works with environmental and sportsmen’s organizations across the state to develop shared legislative priorities each year.  Legislators receive Environmental Leadership Awards based upon their votes and leadership on the common agenda.   Sen. Butterworth was one of forty-six members of the Georgia General Assembly to receive a 2011 Environmental Leadership Award.

Georgia Conservation Voters is a 501(c)(4) non-partisan organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life of all Georgians by making conservation issues a top priority with Georgia’s elected officials, political candidates and voters.

Sen. Jim Butterworth serves as chairman of the Higher Education Committee. He represents the 50th Senate District which includes Towns, Rabun, Habersham, Stephens, Banks, Franklin, and Hart counties along with a portion of White County. He can be reached by phone at 404.463.5257 or by email at

For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2011
For Information Contact:
Natalie Dale, Director
Katie Wright, Deputy Director