The recently-retired Cherokee County politician sat down with our Local Voice to discuss his career and his family.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The former state senator and current Georgia Public Broadcasting employee was asked to serve as the chair of the 11th Congressional District convention held in Marietta last weekend.
A former Georgia state senator made a scheduled appearance into the political arena last weekend. Former Sen. Chip Rogers of Woodstock served as the convention chair of the 2013 Georgia Republican Party 11th Congressional District Convention held at Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta last Saturday. Rogers received many accolades from Republicans in the district, and several folks attending the convention expressed their feelings on the former senator's Facebook profile. "Kudos to Chip Rogers for his masterful chairmanship at yesterday's District Convention," wrote former Cherokee County Republican Party Chair Bob Rugg in the Cherokee's Republican Party Facebook group wall. "The task is always made more difficult when attempting …
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 28, 2012
Due to scheduling conflicts and "inordinate delays," there will be no debate held between Rep. Sean Jerguson and Brandon Beach.
CORRECTION: We originally listed Jan. 8 as the date of the second proposed debate. The true date is Jan. 5. We have changed the article to reflect the proper information. Residents of Senate District 21 who wish to ask questions to the two men running for the right to represent them in Atlanta will be denied this opportunity, as it has been announced that no debate will be held between the two candidates ahead of the Jan. 8, 2013 special election. Michael Fitzgerald, chairman of the Georgia GOP's Sixth Congressional District, wrote an e-mail to candidates Brandon Beach and Rep. Sean Jerguson informing them that no debate could be held due to, "inordinate delays in commitments, dates and decisions to participate." In his e-mail to the …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Attorney Bill Fincher of Canton has ended his short bid for the Georgia House District 21 seat.
A second candidate for the Georgia House District 21 seat has cut short his bid to become Cherokee County's newest elected official. Bill Fincher, who serves as an assistant district attorney for the Appalachian Judicial Circuit, has dropped out of the race to replace State Rep. Sean Jerguson (R-Holly Springs), Cherokee County Elections Supervisor Janet Munda confirmed this morning. Jerguson resigned the seat he was reapportion into and subsequently won in the Nov. 6 general election to seek the vacant Georgia Senate District 21 seat, which also became vacant after former Woodstock Senator Chip Rogers abruptly resigned. Patch has reached out to Fincher and is waiting to hear back from the Canton resident. Fincher's decision to end his …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Four candidates will be on the Jan. 8 ballot.
The qualifying period for candidates to enter the House District 21 special election on Jan. 8, 2013 ended at noon Wednesday with six people successfully qualifying. Two additional candidates qualified after the initial list was published on Dec. 10-independent international account director Eduardo Correia and Republican businessman Kenneth Ashley Mimbs. Both men are from the Canton area. Next month's election is required because the former holder of the seat, Rep. Sean Jerguson, has left the State House of Representatives in order to run for the State Senate seat vacated by Chip Rogers earlier this month. Two candidates have already dropped out of the race. The aforementioned Correia does not live in House District 21, and Bill Fincher …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
State Rep. Sean Jerguson formally qualified to run for the Georgia Senate District 21 seat while a Hickory Flat resident formally jumped into the Georgia House District 21 seat.
Two more candidates qualified today to run in the Jan. 8, 2013, special election to fill two Georgia General Assembly seats. State Rep. Sean Jerguson qualified today to formally start campaigning for the Georgia Senate District 21 seat, which is now vacant due to the abrupt resignation of former Senator Chip Rogers. His challenger, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Brandon Beach, qualified for the seat yesterday. Eduardo Correia, who lives in Hickory Flat, also qualified to run for the Georgia House District 21 seat, which Jerguson had to resign from in order to run for the senate. Correia, who registered to run as an Independent, lists his occupation as an international account director. Others who have qualified …
The deadline to register to vote in the election is Dec. 14.
Early voting in the Jan. 8, 2013 special election to fill the state House District 21 and Senate District 21 seats will begin next week. Voting will get underway from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17-21 at the Stone Elections Building in downtown Canton. Early voting will continue Dec. 27-28, on Dec. 31 and Jan. 2-4, 2013, during those same hours. No early voting on Saturdays will be scheduled. The office will be closed Dec. 24-26 and on Jan. 1 for the holidays. The deadline to register to vote in the election is at the close of business on Friday. Only voters in the 29 out of 42 county precincts that cover both seats can cast ballots for the election. Voters can click here to see which precincts will cast ballots in the election. The …
Monday, December 10, 2012
There are four candidates on the ballot for the Jan. 8 special election.
The list of candidates for the vacant House District 21 seat is expanding, including representatives from both major political parties. The seat was vacated by Sean Jerguson on Dec. 5 so that he could run for the Senate seat of former Sen. Chip Rogers, who has retired from politics to persue a career in public broadcasting. A special election will be held on Jan. 8, 2013, to choose the next representative for House District 21, which includes Holly Springs and parts of Canton and Woodstock. Below is the list of candidates that have qualified to run for the upcoming election. If a candidate's name is highlighted, he or she has been profiled by Patch and you can read more about them by clicking on their name.
Cherokee County attorney Natalie Bergeron will seek the seat vacated by State Rep. Sean Jerguson (R-Holly Springs).
A Cherokee County attorney will toss her hat into the ring to become the next elected official to serve in the Georgia General Assembly. Natalie Bergeron, who practices law in Woodstock, announced she will qualify to run for the Georgia House District 21 Seat, which has been vacated by State Rep. Sean Jerguson as he plans to run for the Georgia Senate District 21 seat. Bergeron, 41, is a partner at Bass, Bergeron & Smith, PC. As part of her profession, Bergeron has worked on behalf of less fortunate children as a child advocate and Guardian ad Litem (a person appointed by a court to represent the best interests of children or an incapacitated individual) for hundreds of children in Georgia. Understanding the need for action to protect the …