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ACU to Present Awards to Top-Scoring Georgia Lawmakers at CPAC
CPAC and ACUF Release Georgia Legislative Scorecard
ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 26, 2022)— Several Georgia legislators are set to be recognized at CPAC for their conservative voting records based off of a just released analysis from ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability. Lawmakers received high marks for their efforts to pass legislation enhancing election safeguards, as well as for advancing conservative legislation expanding school choice and providing $140 Million in tax relief.
Georgia’s republicans voted significantly more with the conservative position over previous year’s ratings. American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) analysis shows a 17.29% point increase on average for members of the Republican Party, (70.60% GOP average in 2020, 87.89% GOP average in 2021).
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will be taking place in Orlando, Florida from February 24-27, 2022. To earn an invitation, a lawmaker must vote with the conservative position at least 80% of the time, as calculated by the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Legislative Accountability.
The following members received the highest scores in the Georgia legislature:
Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (96%)
Rep. Trey Rhodes (95%)
Rep. Clint Crowe (95%)
Sen. Ben Watson (95%)
Sen. Greg Dolezal (95%)
Rep. Chuck Efstration (95%)
Rep. Don Parsons (95%)
Sen. John Albers (95%)
Sen. Lee Anderson (95%)
Rep. Brad Thomas (95%)
Rep. Rick Williams (95%)
Rep. Jan Jones (94%)
Rep. Todd Jones (94%)
Rep. Charles Martin (94%)
Rep. Jason Ridley (94%)
Sen. Dean Burke (94%)
Rep. Dave Belton (94%)
Rep. David Clark (94%)
Among the 43 roll call votes scored by the ACUF is the legislation meant to help secure elections (SB 202, HB 531, SB 67, SB 72), efforts to protect the Second Amendment (HB 218), legislation expanding school choice (SB 27, SB 59, HB 153, HB 517), and the bill providing $140 Million in tax relief (HB 593).
ACUF’s Ratings of Congress and Ratings of the States are initiatives of American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF)’s Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA). These ratings are designed to reflect how more than 8,000 elected officials across the nation view the role of government while illustrating the differences between chambers of the legislature and revealing lawmakers’ positions across 186 policy areas that directly affect citizens.
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