The AJC is reporting that state Sen. Rick Jeffares of McDonough has filed paperwork to run for lieutenant governor in 2018. He joins the Republican field, which already includes Senate Pro Tempore David Shafer of Duluth and state Rep. Geoff Duncan of Cumming. There wasn’t much chatter about Jeffares running for the position until very
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: Georgia Sen. @burtjonesforga says he will NOT seek higher office. The ex-UGA football captain was seen
According to paperwork filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission yesterday, Senate Pro Temp David Shafer is in the race for Lieutenant Governor. It’s a logical step for Shafer who has been a power broker in the Capitol for years. You can view his registration information here…if you’re that kind of person.
And so it begins. GeorgiaPol has it on good authority that State Rep. Geoff Duncan (R-Cumming) is running for Lieutenant Governor in 2018. The baseball star-turned-lawmaker has apparently filed his papers with the secretary of state’s office and, if his Facebook page is any indication, he is rested up and ready to hit the campaign
This week’s Courier Herald column: There was a time in recent Georgia history when it was impolite to talk about the concept of “Two Georgias”. There was the thriving and growing Atlanta – the economic engine of the state. Then, there was everything else. The “Other Georgia”. The people that could see the writing on
As we mentioned way back when, sometime just before the New Year our Editor in Chief Jon Richards was diagnosed with cancer. He’s since spent about five weeks in the hospital and another four in a skilled nursing/rehabilitation facility. They managed to get him into fighting shape, and yesterday Jon was able to make a
Yesterday, Governor Nathan Deal, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, and House Speaker David Ralston all spoke to municipal elected officials and city staff at the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual Mayor’s Day breakfast in downtown Atlanta. Highlights! Governor Nathan Deal Last May, Governor Deal vetoed HB 216, which would have granted workers’ compensation to firefighters diagnosed with