Georgia Legislators Receive Positive Ads for Making Good Grades

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, August 11th, 2017

As schools across the state are returning to a new school year, Georgia's legislators are being featured on digital ads because they voted in favor of school choice.

The Georgia Center for Opportunity released a Legislative Report Card earlier in the summer which assigned letter grades to state lawmakers according to their support for school choice legislation appearing before them during the 2017 session.

Those who have strong records in favor of giving students and families more education options are now the recipients of digital ads thanking them for putting students first. The digital ads are running over the course of the next two weeks within each senators' and house members' district.

School choice has proven itself not to be a party issue, as lawmakers from both parties support parental choice options. Those with A grades featured in the ads are: John Albers (R-Roswell), Mike Glanton (D- Jonesboro), Marty Harbin (R-Tyrone), Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta), Burt Jones (R-Jackson), William Ligon (R-Brunswick), Josh McKoon (R-Columbus), Fran Millar (R-Atlanta), Chuck Payne (R-Dalton), David Shafer (R-Duluth), Jesse Stone (R- Waynesboro), Valencia Stovall (D-Forest Park), Michael Williams (R-Cumming).

"We are truly grateful to those lawmakers who are making education a top priority," said Randy Hicks, President and CEO of Georgia Center for Opportunity. "More importantly, constituents are now able to understand how their representatives are voting on education policy and see that this is not a party issue."