That’s the word we’re getting from under the Gold Dome. A letter was passed along, reportedly from state Sen. Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga), in which he writes, “As we are nearing the end of another legislative session, I have taken pause to appreciate what we have accomplished together and to consider my future. Recovering from Achilles tendon surgery, witnessing my children step into the next phase of their lives, and the many hours away from my dedicated wife and family this job requires has led me to this time reflection. We have fought the good fight for 22 years, but I have decided I will not be seeking re-election.”
Mullis was first elected in November 2000 and has served in the Georgia Senate since January 2001. He is the chairman of the Senate Rules Committee and serves on several other committees, including Appropriations. As of publication, Steven Henry is the only candidate who has filed to succeed Mullis.