State Senator Chip Rogers Quits To Join Georgia Public Broadcasting
December 6, 2012 at 6:54 AM (PT)
GEORGIA State Senator CHIP ROGERS (R-DISTRICT 21) has resigned his seat to take a position with GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING. The MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL reports that ROGERS, the Senate Majority Leader, is spearheading a new programming initiative that will promote economic development and jobs in the state, and the ASSOCIATED PRESS says he will host a radio show for GPB's network of noncommercial stations.
“I will have global responsibilities somewhat for the entire organization, but my main focus will be on this new line of programming dealing with GEORGIA business and GEORGIA education,” ROGERS told the paper. “My role here was really created in conjunction with the CEO and the governor. We all three worked on his together.
A special election on JANUARY 8th has been called for ROGERS' seat in the Senate.