BioSenator Jeff Mullis, in only his seventh two-year term as state senator representing the 53rd district, is proving to be one of Georgia¡¦s most important political leaders. Senator Mullis is currently the Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Chairman of the Economic Development Subcommittee of Senate Appropriations, and a member of the Banking and Financial Institutions, Economic Development and Appropriations Committees.
Senator Mullis also chairs the Senate Music Committee and The Halls of Fame Joint Committee. Lastly, he is the Chairman Emeritus of the Sportsman Caucus, whose mission is to promote and protect hunting, fishing and the 2nd Amendment.
Senator Mullis was first elected to the Georgia State Senate in 2000. He was born and raised in Chickamauga, Georgia and currently serves as an Economic Developer in Northwest Georgia. He is married to Teresa Nichols of Dade County and has three children. He is also a member of the Chickamauga First Baptist Church.
Governor Nathan Deal has said ¡§Senator Mullis is a dedicated, proven leader. His insight and perspective on Northwest Georgia issues benefits his constituents and his leadership on transportation serves the entire state of Georgia. I look forward to working with him on behalf of all Georgians for many years to come. I¡¦m proud to call him a friend.¡¨
Senator Mullis has been recognized by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the ¡§100 Most Influential People in Georgia¡¨ for five consecutive years for his work on several issues, including transportation and illegal immigration. Also, James Magazine has listed Senator Mullis as one of the ¡§Most Influential Political Leaders in Georgia¡¨ for seven consecutive years.
He has also been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition for his service in recent years, including-
„h Governor Zell Miller Public Policy Leadership Award from the Georgia Economic Development Association (GEDA).
„h GMA ¡§Champion of Georgia Cities¡¨ award three times.
„h ¡§Legislative Service Award¡¨ from the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) four times.
„h An award for work on biker issues given by the American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE).
„h The Brotherton Award given locally for protecting heritage.
„h ¡§Legislator of the Year¡¨ award for his dedication to the Georgia Fire Service.
„h The GBI recognized Senator Mullis for his support of the GBI¡¦s DNA Database.
Senator Jeff Mullis Senate District 53
„h Recognition by Get Georgia Moving and the Metro Atlanta Chamber for his work in the Senate on transportation issues.
„h Senator Mullis also served as Vice Chair of the State of Georgia¡¦s John McCain for President Committee.
While Senator Mullis is honored to have received these accolades and recognition for his public service from many groups and organizations, his constituents in Northwest Georgia remain, and always will be, his primary focus.
February 2013¡XSenate Press Office