FORSYTH COUNTY — District 24 state Rep. Mark Hamilton has qualified to run for re-election.
Hamilton, a Republican, has served four terms in the state House in various leadership positions.
In a statement, Hamilton said he has been honored to service the district and its residents.
“I strongly believe in being an effective, conservative leader who delivers on important issues,” he said. “I focus my time and efforts on supporting small businesses, delivering critical road and infrastructure funding for Forsyth County, and passing common sense, conservative legislation in our state government.
Hamilton is pro-life, pro-gun and property rights and strongly supports conservative values. He is the founder, president and CEO of H&H Staffing Services Inc., a staffing firm serving business throughout north Georgia, and AppliedWisdom LLC, an executive coaching and consulting firm with clients from across the nation.
He currently serves as a member on the Lanier Technical College Board of Trustees and is a Leadership Forsyth graduate.
He has also served as: chair of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce; president of the South Forsyth Rotary Club; member of the board of directors of the Regional Business Coalition; chairman of the Forsyth County American Heart Association Walk; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Cumming Care Center, now known as Whispering Hope.
Hamilton is an engineering business graduate of Texas A&I University and has three daughters, two grandsons and one granddaughter. He and his wife, Sandy, live in Forsyth County, where they are active members of First Baptist Church of Cumming.
During his tenure, Hamilton has earned various recognitions, including the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia’s 2011 Legislative Service Award.
He has also received the NFIB’s 2013 Guardian of Small Business Award, and was named in several years by James Magazine as one of the Most Influential Georgia Representatives.
In addition, he received a 100 percent voting record from the American Conservative Union in 2012 and 2013, earning him one of just five 2013 Defender of Liberty recognitions in the House.
“I humbly ask for the prayer, vote and support of the people of Forsyth County once again with the pledge to continue to provide this same kind of common sense, conservative leadership at our State Capitol in Atlanta,” Hamilton said.
Hamilton faces Sheri Gilligan, a longtime county resident, in the May 20 Republican primary. No Democrats qualified for the election.