State Representative Josh Clark of Buford announced he will leave his seat in the Georgia House after his term ends in December due to changing job responsibilities. From the Gwinnett Daily Post:
“It is with much prayer, consideration and a heavy heart that I announce I will not be seeking re-election for a third term,” Clark said. “Being given the opportunity of serving my community in the Georgia House of Representatives has been one of the most meaningful privileges of my life. I want to thank each of my constituents who have granted me the privilege of representing them.”
Clark is finishing his second term in the House, after defeating former Gwinnett Commission Chair Wayne Hill in the 2010 GOP primary.
The timing of Rep. Clark’s announcement is significant. Qualifying for the 2014 elections begins a week from Monday. Clark is a popular Gwinnett legislator who presumably would have run unopposed for reelection. Those who might want to replace him have two weeks in which to prepare for a campaign.