Rep. Mark Hamilton Receives 2013 Small Business Guardian Award by NFIB

ATLANTA— State Representative Mark Hamilton (R-Cumming) was honored today by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) with its 2013 Small Business Guardian Award, its top award for state legislators who advocate and support the interests of small businesses.

Representative Mark Hamilton (right) after accepting the Small Business Guardian Award from Kyle Jackson, State Director of the Georgia NFIB.

“I am honored to receive this special award from the NFIB,” said Rep. Hamilton. “As a small business owner myself, I take special interest in the work that the NFIB does to advocate for small businesses in Georgia. Small businesses are the real leaders in job growth, and I remain dedicated to providing sound policy that allows the free market to work in Georgia, that benefits not only business, but all Georgians”

The NFIB Small Business Guardian Award is given to legislators that have consistently voted with small business owners on certain key issues. NFIB ballots its members every legislative session to identify the most important bills. It tracks the votes of every lawmaker and then applies a simple score from zero to 100 percent.

The National Federation of Independent Business was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. According to NFIB, it is America’s leading small-business advocate.

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Representative Mark Hamilton represents the citizens of District 24, which includes portions of Forsyth County. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2006 and currently serves as Chairman of the Industry and Labor Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations; Energy, Utilities, & Telecommunications; Governmental Affairs; Rules; and Transportation committees.