I’ve been asked fairly constantly who will be tapped to replace Karen Handel for her remaining term as Secretary of State.
Despite some appeals to the contrary, it appears that neither of the announced Republican candidates for the position will be chosen. Instead a place holder will most likely be named, and the election for the next Secretary of State should continue with minimal interference.
two three names that are currently being floated.
Randy Evans, John Watson and Anne Lewis.
Randy Evans and Secretary Handel have had a few recent public dust ups, and he currently serves as General Counsel to at least one statewide campaign. He may have the most ties which would need to be severed, at least temporarily, to serve an interim term.
John Watson is a former Perdue Chief Of Staff, is considered loyal, and well liked by the Governor.
I have been reminded that Anne Lewis’ name has also been circulating as a potential contender. Ms. Lewis is counsel for the GA GOP, and has been outside counsel for the State Of Georgia on several matters related to the photo ID issues.
So, there’s your Peach Pundit contribution to the rumor mill dejour. No warranty is expressed or implied with this information.