Georgia’s Senate Republicans reelect party leadership

The Georgia State Capitol as viewed from the James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Building. Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com
The Georgia State Capitol as viewed from the James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Building. Bob Andres / bandres@ajc.com

The Georgia Senate Republican Caucus has renominated Butch Miller as the chamber’s president pro tem and reelected the rest of its leadership team for another term.

Miller survived a challenge from state Sen. Burt Jones, a Jackson Republican. Almost all of the Senate Republican leadership team will remain the same.

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville/AJC file
State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville/AJC file

Credit: Jim Galloway

Credit: Jim Galloway

Senate Majority Leader Mike Dugan, a Carrollton Republican, will serve a second term as the party’s leader and state Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, will return as the party whip.

New to the leadership lineup is state Sen. Dean Burke, a Bainbridge Republican, who will serve as the caucus’ secretary. He is replacing Toccoa Republican state Sen. John Wilkinson, who will not return next year after a failed run for U.S. Congress.

The Senate will vote in January to officially reelect Miller, R-Gainesville, as president pro tem.

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