Allow me, if you will, to share some personal news.
After 8 years at Sell & Melton, LLP in Macon, I have decided to leave the practice of law. It was a difficult decision, but one I have grown increasingly comfortable with. I never really wanted to be a lawyer, but fell into a job at a law firm I like. I have always wanted to do something in politics — that’s where my interests lie.
The law firm has been great. Since 2002, I have managed or served as consultant on several congressional races across the nation, state legislative races in several states, and local races through my practice. I’ve helped start a PAC up in Washington and have set about educating myself on the grassroots and political process.
Now, I have accepted a job with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. The NRECA is a political organization that focuses on the needs of local and state EMCs. The position will be casually called their “Blogmaster.” I’ll be responsible for establishing a consumer oriented blog focusing on energy issues.
While my job duties will be in Washington, D.C., I’ll be working from Macon, Georgia with trips, as needed, to Washington. I am excited by the opportunity. I started out looking for a political job in Georgia and the NRECA opportunity more or less landed in my lap. I’m scared to be leaving my comfort zone, but very excited by the opportunity.
Some of the readers here have been encouraging this move for quite a while and I certainly thank you all. I’ll not be leaving Peach Pundit — you can count on that.