Last year the American Conservative Union began tracking legislation here in Georgia and issuing an annual scorecard of legislation they deem important. For the second straight year, I’m honored to received their highest ranking, the “Defender Of Liberty” award.
The ACU Ratings of the Georgia General Assembly will include scores for each individual member in both the State Senate and House of Representatives, a description of the votes scored and lists of members receiving special recognition as “Defenders of Liberty,” “ACU Conservatives,” or “True Liberals of the Peach State.”
The ACU tracks a wide range of issues before state legislatures to determine which issues and votes serve as a clear litmus test separating those representatives who defend liberty and liberal members who have turned their backs on our founding principles – constitutionally limited government, individual liberty, free markets, a strong national defense and traditional values. The votes selected for Georgia Legislative Ratings were chosen to create a clear ideological distinction among those casting them.
ACU today recognized the winners of the “Defender of Liberty” award, given to those members of the Georgia General Assembly who were present and cast a vote for each adjudicated roll call and scored 100 percent on the ACU 2013 State Legislative Ratings. In the House of Representatives, the recipients are Buzz Brockway, Mark Hamilton, Donna Sheldon, Chuck Martin, and Sam Teasley.
You can read the full press release and ranking here.