2018 may be two years away, but the rumor-mill dictates it is never too early to discuss potential candidacies. This one piqued my interest. Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon), said he is considering a run for Lt. Governor. You might know him as the guy who led the charge to legalize medical cannabis.
Our friend, Maggie Lee, has the details at macon.com
“All I’m concerned about is making sure I win my next re-election (to the state House) in 2016. And then assuming I win in 2016, we’ll give a good strong look at what the options may be in 2018” for a lieutenant governor run, Peake said.
The lieutenant governor is elected statewide and runs the state Senate, making that person one of the key power brokers under the Gold Dome in Atlanta.
Representative Peake is well-liked within the House and Georgia. Not to mention his fight for medical cannabis gave him statewide name recognition. Let the games begin.