Often viewed as one of the most powerful Republican senators in Georgia, State Senator Jeff Mullis has announced that he will not seek reelection this year.

Mullis who has represented the Northwest corner of the state for 22 years, says that he will not seek the Republican nomination in the upcoming Primary Election.

Mullis released the following statement:

Serving the hardworking people of Northwest Georgia for the previous 22 years in
the State Senate has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. My goal has
always been to represent my fellow Georgians in an effective way and I’m proud
to say we have accomplished a multitude of great things together. During these 22
years we have defended faith by passing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,
defended life by passing the Heartbeat Bill, protected the 2nd Amendment with
Constitutional Carry and Campus Carry, cut taxes so that people keep more of
what they earn, and seen Georgia solidify itself as the best state in the Country to
do business. Specifically for the 53rd District, we have successfully brought home
hundreds of millions of dollars in grants and direct investment in public
infrastructure that helps our region thrive. While these are only a few of the
accomplishments, they are some of the ones that make me the proudest.

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 phases 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. I will be
spending more time with family and friends and looking for ways to serve my
community in other capacities. My love for the rolling hills of Northwest Georgia
is as strong as ever, but I look forward to stepping into my next endeavor.
I truly feel as if I am saying goodbye to 190,000 friends across the 53rd District. I
cannot thank you all enough for your support and prayers along the way. What an
adventure it has been!

Sincerely,
Jeff Mullis

From AM 1180