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Georgia 2018: Rick Jeffares joins race for lieutenant governor

10:10 am May. 26, 2017

It’s been whispered about for a while now, but state Sen. Rick Jeffares, R-McDonough, has filed paperwork to run for lieutenant governor.

Jeffares, first elected in 2010, is chairman of the Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee and a member of the budget-writing Appropriations Committee. A small business owner, he is a former Locust Grove city manager and Henry County commissioner.

Efforts to reach Jeffares were unsuccessful.

He joins a crowded field in the race for