Rep. Ed Lindsey
Rep. Ed Lindsey

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has named state Rep. Ed Lindsey, R-Atlanta, as the recipient of the Legislator of the Year award.

The Chamber also named state Sen. Hunter Hill, R-Atlanta, as Freshman of the Year.

Both lawmakers represent portions of Buckhead and Sandy Springs.

A press release from the Chamber says that Lindsey received the honor for his work on two bills that bolster Georgia’s right to work laws.

Right to work laws curb the influence of labor unions within the work place.

Hill was also recognized for his support of right-to-work laws and for sponsoring bills to make the professional licensing process easier for veterans who have held comparable jobs while serving in the military.

Hunter Hill

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