Still from video of Chip Rogers, shot by WXIA-TV in Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - The outgoing majority leader of the Georgia Senate is resigning from the chamber to take a public television post.
Sen. Chip Rogers, a Republican from Woodstock, will step down Dec. 5. He recently won re-election as a senator, but dropped out of the race to continue as majority leader when the new legislature convenes in January.
A statement from the Senate press office says that Rogers' duties at Georgia Public Broadcasting will include leading a statewide weekly radio program on economic development. The show will debut in the spring.
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Rogers has been in the Senate in 2002.
He got considerable attention during the last term after leading a majority that stripped Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle of control in the chamber. Cagle is expected to regain much of his authority.
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