Thursday, February 18, 2010

South Georgia Democrat Joins the GDOT Board. HD 176 will be up for Grabs in 2010.

Jay Shaw (D-Lakeland) was elected by the general assembly to serve on the GDOT Board of the 1st Congressional District yesterday, succeeding Roy Herrington of Baxley, who was elected to his first term on the Georgia DOT’s State Transportation Board in 2005.

Shaw will step down from his House District 176 seat when he assumes the Georgia DOT position on April 15. He noted that he will finish out the 2009-2010 General Assembly session. However, after he has been officially sworn in to serve on the State Transportation Board, his seat will be up for grabs.

“I do not plan to seek re-election to the House (of Representatives),” he said. “This (the Georgia DOT State Transportation Board) is a five-year term. It’s a big area, a big district. Right now, I serve in the legislature and represent just four counties. When I’m sworn in to (the State Transportation Board), I will serve an area that covers several counties and cities, from Valdosta to Savannah. It’ll be fun, and I’m ready to get started.”

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Anonymous said...

Good Luck to Jay Shaw for his appointment to the baord. Democrats cannot afford to let another seat flip to the GOP.

Matt said...

Carl Camon should run. It looks like he's in the district, although the lines make it close.

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