State Senator Jeff Mullis was honored on Thursday of this week with an award for his legislative efforts on behalf of small business by the National Association of Independent Businesses.  Mullis said that he has worked for small businesses in Georgia and will continue to do so.

Mullis is facing opposition in the upcoming July Republican Primary. He is being opposed by Jim Pope, a retired meat inspector from Walker County and by small business owner Jeremey Jones of Catoosa County.

Some political signs can be seen around Chattooga County, but it is unclear how many Chattooga voters will vote in the Republican primary.  Traditionally most Chattooga County voters vote in the Democratic primary, and since all school board candidates are Democrats in this years election, it is most likely voters will overwhelmingly choose the Democratic Primary ballot.

There are no Democrats running for State Senator in this year’s election.