Outer space: The idea of building a spaceport on Georgia's southern coast was a key issue for Spencer, who said it would boost the state's economy. Spencer wanted to bring high-paying aerospace jobs to a commercial launching pad in the region.
Burqa ban: Spencer proposed legislation in 2016 that would have placed limits on where women could wear burqas in Georgia. The bill would have prevented anyone from wearing a burqa while driving or in driver's license photos. Spencer said at the time the bill would have curtailed "radical elements that could pose a threat to public safety," but he withdrew it following widespread opposition.
Ousted from office: Even if Spencer doesn't resign, he has already lost re-election. Spencer, who was first elected in 2010, was defeated in the Republican primary election in May by a 58-42 margin. Spencer lost to Steven Sainz, the executive director of a community planning agency. There's no Democratic candidate in the race.