Sen. John Crosby to retire from Georgia Legislature | Albany Herald

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Sen. John Crosby to retire from Georgia Legislature | Albany Herald

TIFTON — State Sen. John Crosby, R-Tifton, has announced he will not seek re-election to his District 13 seat, which includes Lee and Worth counties.

Crosby, in a faxed statement Tuesday, said he has enjoyed representing the district, but that the 2014 General Assembly session would be his last. He said the recent death of he and his wife Rose’s daughter, Beverly Clyburn, impacted his decision to leave the Legislature and focus more on home.

“It’s been an honor to serve the people of the 13th District for the past five years,” Crosby said. “I’ve made new friends, and I hope I have made a difference in people’s lives.

“But I’ve got four grandkids that want to go fishing with grandpa and, while I’ve liked being a senator, it’s time to be grandpa for a while.”

A superior court judge for the Tift Judicial Circuit for 20 years until his 2000 retirement, Crosby was elected in 2008 to represent the district, which includes Lee, Worth, Crisp, Turner, Dooly, Wilcox and Dodge counties and part of Tift and Sumter counties. Formerly, Ben Hill and Irwin counties were in the district.

“I have enjoyed my time at the Capitol,” Crosby said, “and I treasure the friendships I made there.

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