Georgia Trend Magazine has released the 12th edition of the 100 most influential Georgians, honoring the states most powerful and influential citizens, drawn from business, industry, government, politics, education, science and the arts.

Georgia Trend identified Senator Jeff Mullis as “one of the state’s most influential leaders on transportation matters. His efforts to establish a high-speed rail system linking Atlanta and Chattanooga got a big boost in September when the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $14.2 million study grant for the project.”

"I would like to thank Georgia Trend magazine for this prestigious honor.  I am extremely humbled to be listed with such instrumental leaders in Georgia. I look forward to continuing our work with Georgia’s leaders and citizens to solve the transportation issues facing this great state while creating jobs in this difficult economic environment" says Senator Mullis.

Senator Jeff Mullis resides in Chickamauga, Georgia with his wife Teresa and two children.  This is the second time he has been honored with this award. He is a Republican and represents Chattooga, Walker, Dade and Catoosa Counties in the State Senate.