The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Spud Bowen for State Senate District 13, which includes all or portions of Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Lee, Sumter, Tift, Turner, Wilcox and Worth Counties. Each election cycle, the Chamber’s Political Affairs Council vets dozens of candidates for office.  After working through the endorsement process, business leaders from across the state are confident that Mr. Bowen’s 40 years of business experience will lead to effective policy decisions to positively impact free enterprise and job creation throughout the state.

“After vetting the candidates running for Georgia’s 13th Senate District, our members believe there is a clear choice in who will champion economic development opportunities for South Georgia” said David Raynor, Georgia Chamber Senior Vice President of Public Affairs. “The Georgia Chamber is proud to endorse pro-business candidates like Spud Bowen and looks forward to working with him under the Gold Dome if elected.”

“I appreciate the support and endorsement of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. One of the top priorities to the future of South Georgia is to create opportunity for economic development,” said Spud Bowen, candidate for State Senate District 13. “We must work together to implement a plan for revitalizing rural communities to further job growth, expand infrastructure and ensure access to quality healthcare. Having the right leader in this position can be the difference between good opportunities and missed opportunities.”

At the time of this release, the primary election will take place on May 19, 2020, which may be subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To find out more about Spud Bowen and his campaign, please visit The Georgia Chamber is a nonpartisan organization that is dedicated to working with elected officials to ensure a future of economic growth for Georgia businesses, workers and families. To locate your polling place or view your voter status, visit


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