Your Georgia Desk:
From Senator Jesse Stone
Earlier this week, rumors had circulated that I had already applied for and had been offered this judgeship. Although I had been asked to run and had in fact been nominated and encouraged by others, the rumors were untrue and premature, and so I issued a press release confirming that I had qualified to run for re-election to the State Senate. I am still in the Senate race and do not intend to resign unless I am appointed interim State Court Judge. There is a process of selection that must be followed. Regardless of the outcome of either the judgeship application or the Senate race, I remain committed to public service and appreciate the opportunity to serve.
If I am appointed Judge, there will be ample opportunity for other qualified candidates to enter the Senate race. Until that time, I will continue to carry out my duties in what has turned out to be a very busy legislative session.