Johnson to run again

He had considered making this his last term, but Eric Johnson will seek an 8th term in the state Senate.

Eric Johnson told reporters last week that he’d formally announce his state Senate re-election plans in a few days.

On Tuesday, the Savannah Republican kept his word, breaking the news – such as it was – with an e-mailed press release. If, as most political experts think, Johnson wins an eighth term, it might be his last. He has said he probably won’t run again in 2010.

He serves as the Senate’s president pro tem, making him second only to Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in that chamber.

Good for him. I’m glad to see him do this. With all his school reform initiatives, we need to keep him around.


  1. Chris says:

    One could argue that w/o Sen Johnson’s education reforms, _nothing_ worthwhile would have happened this session.

  2. RuralDem says:

    Glad to hear Senator Johnson is staying on for another term. We might disagree on certain issues, but he’s a great guy and truly cares about this state.

  3. Bill Simon says:

    Eric Johnson will keep running for senate in order to keep his name in the public eye.

    He will run until either:

    1) Jack Kingston leaves Congress….OR
    2) Johnny Isakson runs for governor in 2010, and Eric will run for his US Senate seat.

  4. Bill Simon says:


    You know what the BEST thing about joining Facebook is? I haven’t thought about the idiocy of the state senate this year near as much as I did before I joined FB.

    Different environment from PPundit…and, strangely calming, mainly because I don’t have to encounter people who don’t have a clue as to what “racism” means, but do know how to whine all about it (e.g., Chris Farris, John Konop, Andi Noura-whats-his-face, Rugby, etc.)

    I think I’ll stay away from PP more often; it’s saner.

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