Larry Walker running for State Senate District 20

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Businessman Larry Walker announced he is running for the State Senate District 2 seat.

Walker’s announcement comes after Senator Ross Tolleson announced his resignation Tuesday. Tolleson said in a statement he was diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and will devote his attention to confronting that challenge and focusing on his family.

“I first want to thank my good friend Ross Tolleson for his years of tireless service to our community and to all of Georgia as our State Senator.  I hold he and his family in high regard and wish them the very best,” Walker said in a statement.

Walker ran for State House Representative of House District 146 this year and lost to Shaw Blackmon.

“I have been encouraged to run for this seat by people all over the district because they believe I am the right leader to effectively represent this district. Due to this encouragement and the support of my family, I am proud to announce my candidacy for State Senate,” Walker said in a statement. “Having recently gone through a tough campaign, I know firsthand the time and hard work a campaign requires, but I remain committed to public service and to putting my unique experience to work to represent the people of Middle Georgia. I ask the people of Senate District 20 for their prayers and their votes with the promise that I will always put them first and secure a prosperous future for Middle Georgia.”

Senate District 20 includes Bleckley, Houston, Laurens, and Pulaski counties.

A special election to fill the seat has not been called yet.

Categories: Bleckley County, Houston County, Laurens County, Local News, Pulaski County

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