Saturday, January 19, 2013
The former state Senator will earn $150,000 as executive producer, community jobs program with Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Chip Rogers will make more than Gov. Nathan Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle each make in their public jobs when the former state Senator starts his new job Tuesday earning $150,000. The AJC reports that he'll be the seventh executive at Georgia Public Broadcasting earning six-figures annually, despite a rather pedestrian title: Executive producer, community jobs program. The position is paid solely through state taxpayers’ money. Rogers quit the state Senate less than a month after his re-election to his seat to take the position with GPB, which he said "is like a dream come true." He had yet to complete his previous term or take the oath for the new term before he resigned. Rogers came under fire for a meeting he organized in which Georgia …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
When so few registered voters head to the polls, your vote can have a great impact on an election.
More than 500 people in Milton and small portions of other North Fulton communities have voted in a special election for Georgia Senate District 21. That compares to the 700 plus Cherokee voters who cast ballots by midday Thursday in advance voting. Friday, Jan. 4 is the last day for advance voting before the Jan. 8 election. Eliglbe Fulton voters in Senate District 21 can cast their ballots at 30 South Main Street, Suite 1 in Downtown Alpharetta, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The voting location is adjacent to Alpharetta City Hall in the former Main Street Antique Market. Voters must pick a replacement for Chip Rogers, who officially won reelection in November, but resigned less than a month later to work for Georgia Public Broadcasting. …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Beach qualified on Monday to run for the Georgia Senate District 21 seat.
Greater North Fulton Chamber President & CEO Brandon Beach on Monday formally qualified to run for the Georgia Senate District 21 seat, according to his campaign staff. "The citizens of District 21 need a committed, consistent, conservative leader, with a proven track record of accomplishment representing them in the State Senate," Beach said in a statement after qualifying. Beach is expected to take on State Rep. Sean Jerguson (R-Holly Springs), who announced his intentions last week to qualify and run for the senate seat, which was vacated by former Senator Chip Rogers. Jerguson has to also resign from the House District 21 seat he was reapportioned into and subsequently won in the Nov. 6 general election. Jerguson currently …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Alpharetta resident will run for the same seat he sought during the July 31 primary
Ending nearly two days of speculation, Brandon Beach has announced his plans to run for the Senate District 21 seat. Beach on Wednesday evening formally made his intentions known to the public to run for the seat, which has been vacated by former Senator Chip Rogers after he abruptly resigned Tuesday afternoon. Beach, who said he's energized and ready to run for the seat, noted he wanted to thank Rogers for his service to the state. His announcement follows State Rep. Sean Jerguson's declaration of his candidacy to run for the same seat. A special election date has tentatively been set for Jan. 8, 2013. “The people of Cherokee County and north Fulton need effective representation under the Gold Dome," he added. "We need a senator who is…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Holly Springs state representative will run for the seat vacated by former Senator Chip Rogers.
A Holly Springs Republican state legislator has tossed his hat into the ring to run for the Georgia Senate. Sean Jerguson confirmed to Patch early Wednesday afternoon that he will run for the Georgia Senate District 21 seat, which encompasses the eastern half of Cherokee County, Alpharetta and Milton. The seat is now vacant as former Sen. Chip Rogers of Woodstock abruptly resigned from the position on Tuesday. Jerguson said he's looked at the possibility very carefully and has prayed about it. “I think it was extremely important that someone from Cherokee County wins this seat and provide the conservative leadership that we need,” he said. Jerguson said he does not have to resign to announce he's running, but noted he has to resign from …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Tom Price will face a Democratic challenger in the November General Election, though it appears he is unopposed in the July Republican Primary.
UPDATED May 25, 5:30 p.m.: Congressman Tom Price, a Republican from Roswell, is certain to face a Democratic challenger in the November General Election–but apparently he won't have an opponent in the Republican Primary July 31. Price, the incumbent Sixth Congressional District U.S. Representative, filed for to keep his post on Wednesday, May 25. Robert Montigel, an Alpharetta small business owner, and Jeff Kazanow, a Roswell business consultant, qualified on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. The filing deadline was at noon on Friday, May 25, so these may be the final qualifiers for U.S. Congress and the Georgia General Assembly. A Democrat threw his hat into the ring for the state Senate District 56 seat, guaranteeing a challenge for …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Balanced budget amendment is necessary to avoid "complete financial catastrophe," he said.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sen. Chip Rogers said the General Assembly has been moving quickly to deal with state's issues. Now that Crossover Day has passed by, no new legislation is on the schedule. The Senator says a consumption tax is fairer because everyone pays it.
Friday, February 24, 2012
In his weekly legislative address, the Republican from Roswell said the resolution has passed the House and now the Senate Education and Youth Committee.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell, who represents Roswell, parts of Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Milton and Johns Creek, offers his legislative address on week seven of the current session. He said the Senate passed a bill that extends the statute of limitations on crimes of a sexual nature against children. The Senate Education and Youth Committee approved HR 1162, which sends the state charter school issue to the voters as an amendment to the state Constitution, something the Roswell Senator backs.