Georgia Chamber Legislators of the Year

MullisJeff31Each year, the Georgia Chamber’s Government Affairs Council recognizes legislators for their votes on critical business legislation. During this year’s spring meeting Senator Jeff Mullis, Representative John Meadows and Representative Beth Beskin all received top honors recognizing their support of pro-growth and pro-job policies.

Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark thanked all the legislators for their support in keeping Georgia the number one state to do business and had this to say about the individuals honored this year:

Senator Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) was awarded Legislator of the Year for being a champion for the business community in voting actions as well as behind the scenes. He consistently works to make Georgia a great place to do business.


Representative John Meadows (R-Calhoun) was also recognized as Legislator of the Year for his steadfast support and advocacy for advancing a pro-business agenda in the House. Chairman Meadows scored an A+ on the 2015-2016 Scorecard, however more importantly, he’s often a trusted and respected voice of reason and counsel on difficult votes and issues.

BeskinBeth857The last award of the legislative season was given to the Rookie of the Year –

Representative Beth Beskin (R-Atlanta) for quickly asserting herself as the leading champion on the House Judiciary Committee for common-sense, pro-business civil justice legislation.  As the sole “No” vote in committee on a very anti-business E-Discovery bill during the 2016 session, Representative Beskin was the only legislator willing to stand up in support of the business community on a tough vote.

As the state’s largest business organization, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce represents investors in every county of our state with a diverse cross-section of over 500 industry sectors. For more information view the complete press release and the Chamber’s new digital legislative scorecard.

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The vote was tough only to the extent it conflicted with GOP caucus uniformity, because the legislation evidently didn’t even make it out of committee.