According to Jim Galloway’s Political Insider, Senator David Shafer has been elected President Pro Tem. Senator Ronnie Chance will serve as Senate Majority Leader and Sen. Cecil Staton remains Majority Whip.
– David Shafer of Duluth beat Bill Cowsert of Athens in the contest for president pro tem, the No. 1 leadership position in the Senate. The current Senate president pro tem, Tommie Williams of Lyons, announced earlier this year that he would not seek another two-year term;
– Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers of Woodstock withdrew his re-election bid and endorsed Ronnie Chance of Tyrone, the governor’s floor leader, for the position.
– and Cecil Staton won re-election as majority whip.