On March 2 Senator Tommie Williams (R - Lyons) announced his retirement from the Georgia State Senate earlier today. Sen. Williams will not qualify to run for re-election for the Senate District 19 seat but will serve out the rest of his term.
In 1998, as a 42 year old business owner, Sen. Williams felt a strong calling to seek election for the Georgia State Senate. Though the odds seemed stacked against him at the time, he soon became one of the first Republican senators from southeast Georgia. During his 18 years of service, Sen. Williams has had the great honor of serving thousands of constituents in 19 counties around South Georgia. Moving through the ranks from Majority Leader to President Pro Temp, he served alongside and befriended some incredible people on both sides of the aisle.
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