Since State Representative Ann Purcell has announced her retirement, (updated link) my friends down in Chatham County will need to find a new member of their community to send to Atlanta.
Jay Melvin has been a member of the Peach Pundit community longer than I have. Known here as Dr. Jay, he’s a good source of wit and knows all the inside jokes than many of us have forgotten and the newbies will never get.
There’s also a serious side to Dr. Jay that many never get to see here. I know he takes his role as a father, husband, and member of his community very seriously. He’s the kid of guy that Chatham would be proud to have working for them in Atlanta.
While I probably should ask Tricia’s permission first, I’d still like to encourage Jay to strongly consider the race. Perhaps a few of you could do so as well in the comments section.
Updated: Getting a few emails from folks saying that Jesse Tyler of Effingham County is also taking a hard look at this race. Tyler ran against Purcell during a sprint election to replace Buddy Carter, who moved up to fill Eric Johnson’s seat in the Senate.