Wednesday, July 27, 2011
As part of its continued efforts to support the state’s business community, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has created a new state political action committee. The PAC was registered with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission earlier this month.
“The Georgia Chamber has worked hard in recent years to become an even more proactive and effective organization. This political action committee will bolster our efforts to ensure Georgia’s economy stays viable and competitive in the 21st century,” said Georgia Chamber Board Chair Doug Carter. “The businesses of our state deserve to have elected officials who understand that maintaining Georgia’s business-friendly environment is the key to long –term growth and prosperity."
The state PAC is one of several new resources the Chamber has recently put into place including an independent expenditure committee, used for the first time in the 2010 statewide judicial runoff elections, and a newly hired Vice President of Federal Affairs. The Chamber also released its first true legislative scorecard this spring through which Georgians can see how their elected officials supported Chamber-backed initiatives during the 2011 legislative session.