Georgia Chamber Endorses Sam Watson in State Senate District 11 Special Election

Walt Farrell

Published January 19, 2023


Atlanta, Georgia – Thursday, January 19, 2023 – The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces its endorsement of Sam Watson in the special election for State Senate District 11, which includes Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Grady, Seminole and Thomas 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. Watson will continue to make effective policy decisions that positively impact free enterprise and job creation throughout the state.

“The Georgia Chamber of Commerce and our statewide membership appreciate Sam Watson’s lifetime A+ record with the statewide business community as a former member of the Georgia House. Moreover, his experience as a small business owner and farmer in his community will help bring an invaluable perspective to the State Senate. We know there is a clear choice in who will champion economic opportunities not only for South Georgia, but also for all citizens throughout our state” said David Raynor, Georgia Chamber Chief Public Affairs Officer. “The Georgia Chamber is proud to endorse pro-business candidates like Sam Watson and looks forward to continuing our great working relationship if elected.”

Sam Watson added, “It is an honor to receive the endorsement of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Throughout my time in the Georgia House, I was proud to partner with the Chamber to ensure we can maintain a strong economy and bright future for our entire state.  A competitive and business-friendly environment strengthens our communities, improves our education system, and develops a highly skilled workforce. ”

The special election will take place Tuesday, January 31, 2023.  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