Special election set for Rogers' State Senate seat
by Marietta Daily Journal Staff
December 06, 2012 10:40 AM | 1554 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATLANTA — A special election has been scheduled to fill Chip Rogers' seat in the state senate following his abrupt resignation.

The Secretary of State's office confirms that the special election is scheduled for Jan. 8.

Rogers, a Republican from Woodstock, announced he was leaving the state senate Tuesday for a job with Georgia Public Broadcasting. He is slated to lead a radio show focused on Georgia business and economics.

He was elected to the state senate in 2002 and represented District 21, which covers parts of Cherokee and north Fulton counties.

Two candidates have already announced their intention to seek the seat.

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anonymous
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December 06, 2012
It's been reported that due to Chippy's resignation and Deal's call for a Jan. 8th special election, Fulton and Cherokee county residents will get hit with the half-million dollar election cost.

Thanks Chip!
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