Many Republican Legislators have recently resigned their positions to take jobs with State Government. Democratic State Representative is going a bit further – To Maine. Creative Loafing’s Max Blau brings us the news:
State Rep. Brian Thomas, D-Lilburn, today announced that he’ll resign from office effective July 1. He’ll be headed up to Lamoine, a quaint coastal town with a population of approximately 1,500 residents, where he will work as the new National Director of Cultural Resources Services for Natural Resources Group.
The Gwinnett County lawmaker, who has served under the Gold Dome since 2005, said in a statement that it was an “honor to serve my constituents and the residents of Georgia.” House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams of Atlanta called Thomas an “environmental leader, an education advocate and a leader within the Democratic Party.”
Expect news of Thomas’ departure to be used to blunt any arguments that Democrats will soon be a force again in Georgia politics because of demographics. Republicans now have anecdotal evidence that they are chasing off Democrats one at a time.