The man who was the initial choice to fill the term of Secretary of State has a new job.
State Representative Jim Cole has been named athletic director of Mercer University. Officials with the Macon school say Cole will take the reigns July 1st. He’s been running the campus’ athletic foundation the past year-and-a-half.
Cole was the first announced choice of Governor Perdue to fill-out the current term of Secretary of State. However, Cole withdrew his name from consideration early this week.
Cole was elected to the Georgia House in 2004 and served as one of the governor’s floor leaders.