Georgia Chamber of Commerce Endorses Patten in State House Special Election

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the endorsement of Franklin Patten in the State House District 176 special election to take place on February 12th. After working through the endorsement process, the Georgia Chamber is confident that Franklin Patten is the pro-business candidate who will work to keep Georgia the #1 state to do business.

“It is a true honor to gain the support of the Georgia Chamber for State House District 176. I will work hard to focus on the interest of what is important to the families and businesses of this state; such as strong rural healthcare, promoting agriculture, job expansion and providing a safe environment for our businesses,” said House District 176 candidate Franklin Patten.

“The Georgia Chamber is pleased to support Franklin Patten in his race to replace Jason Shaw in the GA House of Representatives. We believe his focus on economic development and history of elected leadership in Lakeland will serve our part of South Georgia well,” said Dr. William Clark of Waycross, who serves as the Chair of the GA Chamber Political Affairs Council.

Franklin is a community leader, business owner, and is committed to working diligently to ensure a bright future for all Georgians. The Georgia Chamber’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, David Raynor, shared, “The Georgia Chamber’s Political Affairs Council is honored to stand behind and support Franklin Patten for the house special election. Patten presents the qualities needed to continue leading a strong pro-business state. We ask that you join us in support.”

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

Lyndsey York
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