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As a key part of conservative leadership in the House, I have helped to accomplish the following during my six years as your representative:

  • Largest income tax cut in Georgia history (in 2022), putting much needed money in the pockets of hard working Georgians; lowered the rate from 6 percent to 5.49 percent, with the rate going as low as 4.99 percent in years to come.
  • Passed multiple pieces of legislation to protect Second amendment rights, including Constitutional Carry.
  • Passed pro-business legislation to keep Georgia the #1 state in the nation in which to do business; Georgia has been named the number one state in which to do business for eight consecutive years by TWO independent rating agencies.
  • Passed a balanced budget every year, while also increasing the State’s savings account (aka “the rainy day fund”) to more than $4B.
  • Made responsible decisions about the State’s debt, which resulted in a top credit rating for Georgia, a AAA bond rating, for the 22nd year in a row.
  • Fully funded Quality Basic Education (QBE) for the three of the past four years; this has resulted in the most funding ever for K-12 education in Georgia.
  • Provided multiple pay raises to teachers and other workers in our public school systems.
  • Provided pay raises to all state employees.
  • Provided the largest pay raise in Georgia history to law enforcement and other first responders.
  • Passed multiple pieces of legislation and secured increased funding to combat maternal mortality.
  • Eliminated special institution fees at Georgia’s public colleges and Universities, thus lowering cost of tuition for Georgia families by $230M per year.

I have worked under the Gold Dome to help secure funding for local Hall County initiatives, including:

  • Funding for creation of the Graduate Medical Education program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center
  • Funding to expand the downtown Gainesville public library building (130k+ annual visitors)
  • Funding for renovation of old Lanier Tech campus to become a part of University of North Georgia – Gainesville campus
  • Funding for a fifth Hall County Superior Court judge

I’m an active participant under the Gold Dome to promote a proactive approach to making the state a better place to live, work and raise a family, including:

  • Funding for public school safety initiatives
  • Overhauling the Georgia adoption code and foster care system to make it easier for loving families to care for children
  • Expanding the cannabis oil program to aid families in need
  • Passage of bills to combat the opioid epidemic
  • Provided pay raises to law enforcement
  • Supported criminal justice reform efforts
  • Accountability Courts are now a standard, rather than an exception, in almost every corner of the state. These courts are extremely successful in their efforts, as evidenced by the fact that graduates of these courts have a recidivism rate of only 2%.