Jeff Mullis announces he will not seek reelection to Georgia Senate

ATLANTA, Georgia (WDEF) – Arguably the most powerful politician in northwest Georgia announced on Monday that he is not seeking reelection.

State Senator Jeff Mullis from Chickamauga has served in the legislature for more than 20 years.

And those years have led him to powerful positions.

Senator Mullis is currently chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, but also serves on committees handling economic development and industrial regulation.

He represents parts of Dade, Walker, Catoosa and Chattooga Counties in the state senate.

The Senator says the looming end of the current legislative session made him re-evaluate.

“Recovering from Achilles tendon surgery, witnessing my children step into the next phases of their lives, and the many hours away from my dedicated wife and family this job requires has led me to this time reflection.”

Official qualifying for the next elections also began today.

Mullis did not specify what he will do next.

“I will be spending more time with family and friends and looking for ways to serve my community in other capacities. My love for the rolling hills of Northwest Georgia is as strong as ever, but I look forward to stepping into my next endeavor.”

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