Chuck Williams of the Columbus Ledger Enquirer brings word that the race to replace State Senator Josh McKoon has begun. McKoon has already announced his intention to vacate his seat.
Robertson, 54, said his 30 years in law enforcement gives him an unique perspective as he seeks the office. He retired in October 2015.
“There is no one in the House or the Senate that has the law enforcement background that I would bring to this job,” said Robertson, a 2010 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Virginia and the former Columbus Homeland Security director under former Mayor Jim Wetherington. “The Legislature often deals with issues such as criminal justice reform and I would bring subject-matter expertise to those discussions.”
Robertson said he has had conversations with people who live in District 29 as well as Republicans on the state level about the post. The 2018 election will bring about political change in the state, and that appealed to him.
“You are going to have a new governor, you will have a new lieutenant governor and there will be a lot of change in Atlanta,” Robertson said. “I think it would be an exciting time to be there as a conservative representing District 29.”
Robertson is a 30 year veteran of the Muscogee Sheriff’s Department and current President of the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police. Of note, Robertson is also the spouse of GeorgiaPol.com contributor Theresa Robertson.