Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County, received his second annual “Highest Conservative Rating” award from the state Conservative Party at its annual meeting Monday.
“We are happy to give this award to Senator Greg Ball for the second year in a row. Senator Ball has held up the values of the conservative party and continues to do so,” said Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long in a statement. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with Senator Ball and hope that his fellow legislators follow his lead this legislative year.”
Ball initially was undecided in 2011 on whether he would support same-sex marriage, but then voted against it. He has been a staunch opponent of the new gun-control law passed Jan. 15.
He received a score of 90 out of 100 on the party’s annual scorecard last year.
“Chairman Long continues to be an exceptional conservative leader in a very liberal state and being presented this award two years in a row from such a conservative hero is humbling,” Ball said in a statement.
“As a grassroots candidate I have won some very tough elections by remaining true to my core and always being able to rely upon my hardworking, patriotic base of supporters, I accept this award for them and in their honor.”