Still from video of Chip Rogers, shot by WXIA-TV in Atlanta.
ATLANTA (AP) - A special election has been scheduled to fill Chip Rogers' seat in the state senate following his abrupt resignation.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the special election is scheduled for Jan. 8.
Rogers, a Republican from Woodstock, announced he was leaving the state senate Tuesday for a job with Georgia Public Broadcasting. He is slated to lead a radio show focused on Georgia business and economics.
He was elected to the state senate in 2002 and represented District 21, which covers parts of Cherokee and north Fulton counties.
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