Outgoing Georgia Senate Leader Chip Rogers Resigns

December 4, 2012 4:44 PM
Outgoing Georgia Senate Leader Chip Rogers Resigns
" ATLANTA (AP) — The outgoing majority leader of the Georgia Senate is resigning from the chamber to take a public broadcasting post, Senate officials said Tuesday.

Sen. Chip Rogers, a Republican from Woodstock, will step down Wednesday, ending a decade-long tenure that saw him become one of the state’s most powerful politicians before recently losing his grip on power.

According to a statement from the Senate press office, Rogers will join Georgia Public Broadcasting in January. His duties will include leading a radio show on Georgia economics and business. The show is scheduled to debut in the spring.

“I am honored by this incredible opportunity,” Rogers said in a statement. “Much of my career has been spent in broadcasting and helping my constituents. This melds both my passions.”

The senator did not respond to telephone or email messages. The terms of his new position were not immediately available.

Rogers has been in the Senate since 2002 and recently won re-election after a tough primary challenge "

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