Gwinnett's Chamber of Commerce released a survey from candidates seeking offices in the county.
The survey is focused on business issues and job creation and was sent to candidates for local, state and federal offices.
"It is vitally important that voters can identify candidates who are committed to supporting economic development and job growth," said Raymer Sale, 2012 chairman of the Gwinnett Chamber board. "Commitment to strengthening our community and improving quality of life should be priority No. 1."
Questions hit on economic development, education, legal and regulatory reforms, as well as transportation.
"While the Chamber does not endorse candidates, we believe it is essential that local candidates understand key issues and priorities that impact our economy and business community," said Jann Moore, vice president of public policy, leadership, and education at the Gwinnett Chamber.
To view 2012 candidate survey results, visit www.GwinnettChamberPublicPolicy.com.
Balfour receives endorsement
Sen. Don Balfour received an endorsement from a key conservative group, in his quest for another term.
Balfour's strong record on 2nd Amendment issues earned him an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund.
"This endorsement by NRA backs up my campaign's message: the people of the 9th Senate District are looking for a proven conservative leader, and that's what I have worked to provide them during my time in the Senate," Balfour said. "I am honored that the NRA recognized that record in their endorsement."
The Republican from Snellville is challenged by Travis Bowden and Steve Ramey in the upcoming primary July 31.
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