Thu., December 6, 2012 7:46am (EST)

Special Election Set For Rogers' Seat
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

ATLANTA  —  
A special election has been scheduled to fill Chip Rogers' seat in the state senate following his abrupt resignation. Rogers, a Republican from Woodstock, announced he was leaving the state senate Tuesday for a job with Georgia Public Broadcasting. (Photo Courtesy of Rob Boudon via Flickr.)
A special election has been scheduled to fill Chip Rogers' seat in the state senate following his abrupt resignation. Rogers, a Republican from Woodstock, announced he was leaving the state senate Tuesday for a job with Georgia Public Broadcasting. (Photo Courtesy of Rob Boudon via Flickr.)
A special election has been scheduled to fill Chip Rogers' seat in the state senate following his abrupt resignation.

The vote 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.