Saturday, January 19, 2013
The former state Senator will earn $150,000 as executive producer, community jobs program with Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Chip Rogers will make more than Gov. Nathan Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle each make in their public jobs when the former state Senator starts his new job Tuesday earning $150,000. The AJC reports that he'll be the seventh executive at Georgia Public Broadcasting earning six-figures annually, despite a rather pedestrian title: Executive producer, community jobs program. The position is paid solely through state taxpayers’ money. Rogers quit the state Senate less than a month after his re-election to his seat to take the position with GPB, which he said "is like a dream come true." He had yet to complete his previous term or take the oath for the new term before he resigned. Rogers came under fire for a meeting he organized in which Georgia …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Gov. Nathan Deal may have played a larger role in choosing former Woodstock State Senator Chip Rogers for a new position at Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Alpharetta resident will run for the same seat he sought during the July 31 primary
Ending nearly two days of speculation, Brandon Beach has announced his plans to run for the Senate District 21 seat. Beach on Wednesday evening formally made his intentions known to the public to run for the seat, which has been vacated by former Senator Chip Rogers after he abruptly resigned Tuesday afternoon. Beach, who said he's energized and ready to run for the seat, noted he wanted to thank Rogers for his service to the state. His announcement follows State Rep. Sean Jerguson's declaration of his candidacy to run for the same seat. A special election date has tentatively been set for Jan. 8, 2013. “The people of Cherokee County and north Fulton need effective representation under the Gold Dome," he added. "We need a senator who is…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Holly Springs state representative will run for the seat vacated by former Senator Chip Rogers.
A Holly Springs Republican state legislator has tossed his hat into the ring to run for the Georgia Senate. Sean Jerguson confirmed to Patch early Wednesday afternoon that he will run for the Georgia Senate District 21 seat, which encompasses the eastern half of Cherokee County, Alpharetta and Milton. The seat is now vacant as former Sen. Chip Rogers of Woodstock abruptly resigned from the position on Tuesday. Jerguson said he's looked at the possibility very carefully and has prayed about it. “I think it was extremely important that someone from Cherokee County wins this seat and provide the conservative leadership that we need,” he said. Jerguson said he does not have to resign to announce he's running, but noted he has to resign from …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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 Senator Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has announced his resignation from the Georgia Senate. The senator will formally step down on Wednesday from the position he's held since 2004. Rogers, 44, said in a statement he plans to accept a position with Georgia Public Broadcasting. "The opportunity to help lead Georgia Public Broadcasting is like a dream come true in many respects," he said. "The incredible team put together by Director (Teya) Ryan is among the best in broadcasting. I really look forward to joining their efforts." GPB is launching a new initiative in which it will "facilitate coverage of economic development and jobs in …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Rogers withdrew his name for consideration and endorsed Sen. Ronnie Chance of Tyrone.
Senator Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has decided not to seek re-election to the post of majority leader in the Georgia Senate. Rogers, who has served as majority leader for four years, said in a emailed statement he decided not to seek re-election, noting the "toll of serving my caucus was taking too much from my family." "While I had no challengers for the position of Majority Leader, the decision was still clear to me," he said. "Leadership positions should never become permanent and I am very supportive of our new Majority Leader and my good friend, Senator (Ronnie) Chance.” Chance's election to the post of majority leader isn't the only news out of the Georgia Senate Republicans' election of new leaders. David Shafer of Duluthdefeated …
Friday, May 11, 2012
On the same day that Republican Brandon Beach said he planned to run for the District 21 state senate seat, Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) announced an endorsement.
The former campaign manager for Brandon Beach, the North Fulton Republican who on Thursday announced plans to run for the District 21 state senate seat currently held by Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), is endorsing Rogers. Hours after Beach kicked off his campaign for the Republican nomination, Rogers alerted local media of the endorsement via email. Here's the text of his release: Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers announced the support of former State Senator and State Republican Party Chairman Rusty Paul. Paul also served previously as the campaign manager for Brandon Beach a rumored but yet announced or filed candidate for the 21st Senate District. “I’ve worked with Sen. Rogers for over a decade. While some …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
North Fulton's Brandon Beach announced his plans to seek the Republican nomination for State Senate District 21 today.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Republican Brandon Beach of North Fulton wants Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers' seat. The announcement came nearly one week after Rogers (R-Woodstock) garnered endorsements from all Republican members of the North Fulton Delegation. Here's the full text of Beach's release: Brandon Beach announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for State Senate District 21 today. Beach comes to this race with real experience as an effective leader with a keen ability to represent the community's needs. As a leader and advocate in his community and Greater Atlanta he has worked diligently to bring sorely needed relief to residents. He advocated for more jobs in North Fulton and effectively got them, even in this recession. Beach'…