The AJC’s Greg Bluestein reported earlier today that state Sen. Burt Jones (R) is not running for higher office in 2018. Instead it looks like he is staying on as the senator from the 25th district. Here is the Tweet:
It is possible that his decision to stay out is related to state Sen. David Shafer (R) filing to run last week. Jones would have had plenty of money to throw into the race and that, along with his status as a former UGA football player, would have likely made him a strong contender for any office he sought. Be on the lookout for him in the future.