Chip Rogers To Step Down From Senate
Rogers recently also decided not to seek re-election as Senate majority leader.
One of the state's most prominent Republican politicians is slated to step down from the Georgia Senate.
State Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) announced his resignation from the Georgia Senate in an interview with Walter Jones of Morris News.
Rogers' decision comes weeks just after he decided not to seek re-election to the senate majority leader post.
Rogers, who said the toll of the majority leader post was "taking too much from my family," instead endorsed State Sen. Ronnie Chance of Tyrone.
Rogers recently came under fire for a meeting he organized in which Georgia senate Republican leaders were briefed on Agenda 21.
Agenda 21, a United Nations comprehensive plan for sustainable development, has been coined by some conservatives as a plan by the government to overtake private property through zoning and detailed land-use ordinances passed by governing bodies.
Rogers was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002 and then to the Georgia Senate since 2004. He was first elected as majority leader in November 2008. He and wife, Amy, live in southeast Cherokee and have four children.
Rogers is best known for his advocacy of tax reform and an avid proponent of charter schools. He was one of the most vocal proponents of the constitutional amendment that would establish a state commission to approve charter schools, which voters approved during the Nov. 6 election.
Rogers told Morris News he is taking a job with Georgia Public Broadcasting.