State Senator Jeff Mullis, a Republican from Chickamauga, has been named one of the most influential Georgian’s by James Magazine. James Magazine is a publication that focus’s on lawmakers and issues around the state capital. Mullis has been seen as a favorite of Governor Sonny Perdue and is being praised by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. Cagle stated that Mullis has been a key figure in solving problems in state transportation issues. Mullis was elected to the state senate in 2000 and is running for re-election, seeking his fourth term. He is being opposed by Democrat Bruce Coker of Lafayette.