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Rep. Gilligan receives 2019 award for ‘conservative excellence’
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State Rep. Sheri Gilligan (R-Cumming) received the 2019 Award for Conservative Excellence by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) during a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 11.

ATLANTA – State Rep. Sheri Gilligan (R-Cumming) received the 2019 Award for Conservative Excellence by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) during a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 11.

The ACUF honored Gilligan for maintaining a 90% “ranking” for her voting record during the 2019 legislative session. Additionally, she was the only Georgia state legislator to receive this year’s award.

The ACUF’s official rankings serve as a retrospective analysis to explain to voters, the media, scholars and activists how consistently lawmakers apply conservative principles when casting votes. Established in 1973, the ACUF evaluates over 100,000 bills and ultimately selects around 2,000 bills to produce scorecards for Congress and all 50 states.

“It was an incredible honor to receive this award from the ACUF, and I commend this important foundation for holding Georgia’s elected officials accountable to the constituents they represent,” said Rep. Gilligan. “As we prepare for the 2020 legislative session, I encourage my conservative colleagues at the State Capitol to reflect on our core values and to hold fast to our commitment to producing fiscally, socially and ethically responsible legislation.”