State Sen. John Bulloch, R-Ochlocknee, resigned his post on Thursday, the second Republican senator to resign this week.
“It has been an honor to serve District 11 as a Georgia State Senator since 2003,” Bulloch said in a statement. “I’d like to thank all of my constituents, colleagues and staff for their support during my years at the Gold Dome.
“However, no one deserves more appreciation and recognition than my wife and family,” Bulloch added. “Their unconditional love and encouragement was a constant reminder of the reason why I ran for this office—because I wanted to create a better and brighter future for this state.
State Sen. Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, resigned Tuesday to take a position with Georgia Public Broadcasting. Republicans were on the verge of a super-majority in the state legislature, which would allow them to push through legislation with virtually no opposition from Democrats.
“As a farmer by trade, it has been a special privilege to serve as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs committee,” Bulloch said. “Very few farmers get chances like this, and I am grateful for the opportunity to play a pivotal role in strengthening Georgia’s ag industry. I am looking forward to spending more time with my family and sharing the wealth of fond memories and life lessons collected during my time in the Georgia Senate.”