With the resignation of state Sen. John Bulloch, former Republican congressional candidate and state Rep. Mike Keown said Friday he will seek Bulloch’s vacated post.
“After prayer and careful consideration, I have decided to run for state Senate,” Keown said.
Senate District 11 includes the counties of Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole and Thomas.
Keown has appeared on the ballot or served in elected office in seven of the eight counties and carried the counties with 62 percent of the vote during his 2010 bid for Congress.
A special election has been called for Tuesday, Jan. 8, one week prior to the start of the 2013 legislative session.
See Saturday's edition for more details.