The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced its 2019 Legislators of the Year awards on Wednesday, June 5th during a reception at their annual Spring Government Affairs Council Meeting.
These awards are given to those elected officials who focus their legislative efforts on enacting policies that promote economic development and job creation throughout the state. These legislators are voted on by the Executive Committee of the Georgia Chamber’s Government Affairs Council (GAC), the body that both determines the organization’s legislative agenda, and directs the positions the organization takes on specific legislation.
Each year, the Georgia Chamber awards one state Senate member, one state House member and one freshman legislator as their Legislators of the Year. This year’s recipients are Senator P.K. Martin (Lawrenceville), Representative Chuck Efstration (Dacula) and Representative Noel Williams (Cordele), respectively.
“It is an honor to be awarded the Senate Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Chamber,” said Senator P.K. Martin. “With the Chamber’s support, we were able to enact legislation this year which affords all Georgia students the opportunity to take a computer science course before graduating from high school. Preparing our future workforce remains a shared priority for both myself and the Georgia Chamber, and I look forward to continuing our great partnership.”
Representative Chuck Efstration stated, “I am proud to work with the Georgia Chamber as we expand business opportunities statewide through lower taxes and promoting a fair legal climate. I will continue to fight for sound public policy that results in economic mobility and continued growth for all Georgians.”
“It is a great honor to be recognized as the ‘Rookie’ Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Chamber,” said Representative Noel Williams. “I’ve learned a lot during my first year in the general assembly, and part of that is the importance of working with meaningful advocates like those within the business community. The Georgia Chamber is a great resource for legislators as we strive to keep Georgia number one for business.”
The Georgia Chamber congratulates this year’s award recipients and commends them for their dedication to their constituents and to our great state.
To learn more about the Georgia Chamber’s GAC and role at the State Capitol, click here.