Erick wrote earlier that Saxby Chambliss was “in the process of hiring Charlie Harman.” A piece published Friday in the Austin American-Statesman appears to confirm the rumor that Harman will replace Krister Holladay.
“I have gotten to travel around the world (literally) as well as had the opportunity to do things like jump out of an airplane; drive a race car; watch the 4th of July fireworks from the Speaker’s balcony; meet world leaders,” wrote Holladay in a farewell to colleagues.
In a follow-up interview, Holladay said he isn’t sure what he’ll do next other than attend his kids sports games and eat dinner with his family every night.
“It’s been a good ride,” he said. “The best part was turning ideas into laws that will ‘make the world a better place,’” he said. “It’s been a great education.”
Holladay will be replaced by Charlie Harman, a former staffer for former Georgia Sens. Sam Nunn and Zell Miller.
“Krister has been an integral part of the Chambliss team for more than seven years and he will be sorely missed,” said Chambliss, noting how grateful he was to the long hours that Holladay logged and his leadership on pressing issues.
UPDATE: Insider Advantage reported Friday that Senator Isakson is also shuffling his staff and that “chief of staff, Heath Garrett, also will take on a more significant role in the state.”