Senator Donzella James Earns A Rating from Georgia Chamber

ATLANTA (July 18, 2013) – State Senator Donzella James (D-Atlanta) has received an A ranking on the Georgia Chamber’s Legislative Scorecard. The Chamber’s legislative scorecard recognizes legislators that supported strong business initiatives during the 2013 legislative session.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from the Georgia Chamber,” said Sen. James.  “The legislature and Georgia Chamber have worked hard to boost Georgia’s economy, by focusing on revitalizing businesses and industries, and creating job opportunities for our citizens.  We must continue to concentrate on policies that grow our economy and on initiatives that invest in Georgia’s economic future.”

Throughout the 2013 Georgia General Assembly session, legislators addressed a number of issues important to the state’s business community. Legislation enhancing Georgia’s competitiveness through education, economic development, business and industry, and judiciary reform were designated as scorecard issues by the Georgia Chamber Government Affairs Council and are included in this year’s legislative scorecard. Each legislator’s grade, given by the Georgia Chamber, reflects an assessment of his or her support for business community priorities.

“What is clear from this year’s scorecard is that lawmakers – both Democrat and Republican – are taking private-sector growth seriously. They realize how important these issues are to the state and to their constituents and that we must take action to encourage investment and job creation,” said Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark. “We are proud that there was such broad-based, bipartisan support for each of the scorecard bills. As a result, we will improve Georgia’s overall competitiveness and reputation as a state that is open for business. We commend Senator James for her dedication and commitment to the betterment of our state.”

The complete 2013 Georgia Chamber Scorecard may be viewed and downloaded here:

For Immediate Release:
July 18, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director
Adam Sweat, Communications Specialist