McKoon not seeking re-election as GA Senator

McKoon not seeking re-election as GA Senator
Senator Josh McKoon (Source: Georgia State Senate website)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Georgia Senator Josh McKoon (R) of Columbus announced Monday morning in the Senate that he is not seeking re-election.

When asked if he plans to run for Attorney General, McKoon released the following statement to WTVM:

"I am keeping my options open. I have been approached about running for higher office and will continue to consider that. No specifics other than to say I've been approached about running for multiple offices."

McKoon's full speech to the Senate on Monday morning is as follows:

"Good morning. I wanted to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the people of the 29th District for placing your trust in me in four consecutive elections to represent you in Atlanta. I have enjoyed the privilege of serving you and look forward to the work ahead over the next two years. I also would like to thank God for the opportunity to serve such a wonderful district.

McKoon was first elected to the state Senate in 2010 for the 2011- 2012 legislative term. He is the Chair of the Judiciary Committee and is also a member of the Higher Education and Insurance and Labor committees.

He also serves as the Secretary of Regulated Industries and Utilities committee and an ex-officio member of the Judiciary Non-Civil committee.

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