State Sen. David Shafer (R-Duluth) has received the highest ranking given on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll. The chamber’s Honor Roll recognizes legislators that were most supportive of the business community during the 2012 legislative session.
“I’m honored by the Georgia Chamber’s high mark for my business-friendly voting record because attracting new jobs to our state translates to hope for the close to 9 percent of unemployed Georgians,” said Shafer.
Throughout the 2012 Georgia General Assembly session, legislators addressed a number of issues important to the state’s business community.
Legislation deemed most important to enhancing Georgia’s economic competitiveness through education, economic development, business and industry, and judiciary reform were designated as scorecard issues by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Council and are included in this year’s Legislative Scorecard.
Each legislator’s grade, given by the Georgia Chamber, reflects an assessment of his or her support for business community priorities.
“The ‘A’ grade given by the Georgia Chamber to State Sen. Shafer reflects an unwavering commitment to bringing jobs, investment and long-term economic growth to Georgia,” said Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark.
“Without question, he is a true champion of the state’s business community and we are tremendously grateful to have such a strong voice at the Capitol working to strengthen Georgia’s pro-business climate and help companies across the state effectively compete in the global marketplace.”
Sen. David Shafer serves as Chairman of the Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee. He represents the 48th Senate District, which includes portions of Fulton and Gwinnett counties. He may be reached at 404.656.0048 or by e-mail at email@example.com.