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With the help of conservative Republican leadership in the House, I have helped to accomplish the following:

  • Largest income tax cut in Georgia history (in 2018), putting much needed money in the pockets of hard working Georgians; lowered the rate from 6 percent to 5.75 percent.
  • Even larger tax cut in 2020 by cutting the rate to 5.375 percent; Georgia families will now have more disposable income to live, work, and play.
  • Passed legislation to protect Second amendment rights
  • 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 seven consecutive years by TWO independent rating agencies.
  • Passed a balanced budget, while also increasing the State’s savings account (aka “the rainy day fund”) to more than $2.5B.
  • Made responsible decisions about the State’s debt, which resulted in a top credit rating for Georgia, a AAA bond rating, for the 21st year in a row.
  • Fully funded Quality Basic Education (QBE) for the past two years; QBE has never been fully funded since its inception, except for the last two years.
  • Provided TWO pay raises to teachers and others in our public school system
  • Passed legislation and increased funding to combat maternal mortality

I have worked under the Gold Dome to help secure funding for local Gainesville – 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 play, 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 Gov. Deal’s criminal justice reform efforts (the following stats are from 2010 – 2017):
    • Prison commitments in Georgia are down.
    • Violent crimes have decreased by 10%.
    • Overall crime has decreased by 20%.
    • 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%.

This scorecard provides a brief overview of my voting record, as well as ratings from multiple agencies who follow votes.