State Sen. John Bulloch, R-Ochlocknee, has resigned, we’re told. We have not been told why.
Bulloch is one of the most popular members of the chamber, and was often a working partner with the shrinking Democratic caucus on issues such as immigration. But Bulloch also lives in south central Georgia, an area that offers some possibility of a pick-up for Democrats.
The timing of Bulloch’s resignation offers the possibility that a special election could be held Jan. 8, the same date as the special election to replace Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers.
Bulloch is well respected within the caucus and was largely outside the direct fire of recent internal squabbles over Senate leadership. Home is, as Galloway notes, a good piece from Atlanta, and Bulloch recently suffered some serious health issues. It could be a case similar to that of former Senator Greg Goggans who concluded that it is getting more difficult to justify the near full time schdule required in Atlanta while maintaining home far from there.
Best wishes to Senator Bulloch in his retirement.