Gov. Brian Kemp will have to call for a special election to fill Reeves’ seat for the remainder of his term — through next year.
Known in the Legislature for his school spirit — Reeves served as Georgia Tech mascot “Buzz” while he was in college —he also shepherded legislation through the General Assembly that aimed to make adoption and foster care easier and more accessible.
Reeves also successfully sponsored legislation this year to overhaul the state law that allows Georgians to arrest someone they suspect of committing a crime. Kemp is expected to sign that bill into law.
“This is an amazing opportunity, and I am truly thrilled to have this opportunity,” he said. “This is a perfect place for me to be, and I couldn’t be happier.”
Reeves will start with Georgia Tech on May 1.