Chip Rogers leaving Georgia Senate?

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

State Sen. Chip Rogers is expected to announce today he is stepping down from office, multiple state, legislative and agency officials confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The decision comes only weeks after Rogers decided not to seek re-election as Senate Majority Leader — one of the most powerful positions in the chamber. He said then that he wanted to spend more time with his family.

Rogers, who won reelection last month representing parts of Cherokee and north Fulton counties, has been one of the Georgia Legislature’s most visible leaders, a conservative Republican who at times veered unintentionally into the spotlight because of his views.

Rogers is expected to address his decision to leave the Senate later today. His office over the weekend said it won’t comment on rumors of his departure.

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