In its annual rating of Congress released on Thursday, National Journal identified Ninth District Congressman Doug Collins as the most conservative member of Georgia’s congressional delegation and the 16th most conservative House member overall.
In a statement, Collins said, “I tell people all the time that Northeast Georgia is where you’ll find the ‘complete conservative’—those highly informed citizens who carefully consider both social and economic factors when they make their decisions.
“My district wants to see conservatism that works. They want to see their values expressed in an effective way. That’s what I’ve set out to do for them, and I’m glad one of the most fair and respected publications in Washington recognized that.”
National Journal has been assessing and ranking members of Congress on the ideological scale since 1981.
The nonpartisan ranking system took into consideration the 641 House votes taken in the first session of the 113th Congress. Here’s an explanation for the publication’s methodology.
The complete ratings, broken down by state delegation, can be found here.