Defender of Economic Freedom, Club for Growth's
ACU Conservative, American Conservative Union
Sentinel, Heritage Action
Taxpayers' Friend, National Taxpayer Union's
Guardian of Small Business, National Federation of Independent Business's
Legislative Excellence Award, National Association of Manufacturers
Spirit of Enterprise, United States Chamber of Commerce
Freedom Fighter, FreedomWorks
Taxpayer Hero, Citizens Against Government Waste
Guardian of Seniors' Rights Award, The 60 Plus Association
Georgia Congressional Delegate Of The Year, 2011, 2012, Americans for Prosperity
Freshman of the Year, United States House Republican Conference
Entrepreneurial Legislator of the Year, 2009, American Legislative Exchange Council
"Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with the where ever thou goest," -
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor," - Declaration of Independence
Hobbies or Special Talents:
Running, biking, training for triathlons
Adherence to the Constitution - Does the bill stand-up to a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution? Does the bill violate the 10th Amendment?
Lessening the Tax Burden - Does the bill cut taxes or is it just a shift in tax policy? Does it reduce state taxes but move the tax burden to local governments? Or does it force more taxation at the local level? Or does it promote reduced spending or fees? Or are there hidden fees in the bill that some call taxes?
Reducing the size of Government - Does the legislation cut government regulation or create a new bureaucracy? Does it create new programs or eliminate programs? Does it create new entitlements or eliminate some? Does it make unnecessary programs go away? Does the overall size of government change with this bill?
Promoting Personal Responsibility - Does the bill encourage personal responsibility so that Georgians and their families may tend to their own needs more? Or does it encourage government to do more for the people than people taking care of themselves? Does it encourage or discourage individuals from providing for their own health, education, safety, and general welfare?
Promoting Liberty and Justice for All - Does the proposal increase personal freedoms? Does it impede on the freedoms of others? Does it limit others personal rights or property rights? Does it interfere with justice? Does it allow individuals to decide how to make personal choices for themselves and their lives without harming others? Does government coerce their choices with this bill?
Teacher, Red Bud Elementary