The Republican race is wide-open, too. After the AJC reported that Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan wasn’t planning on seeking a second term, a number of Republicans signaled they could run for the seat.
Among the possible GOP contenders are state Sens. Matt Brass, Steve Gooch, Burt Jones and Butch Miller. And Republican activist Jeanne Seaver of Savannah has already announced her campaign.
Jackson said he’d highlight plans to push for expanded mental health programs and broaden the safety net to provide new services for those with disabilities. And he said he would fight controversial GOP measures such as the far-reaching election rewrite.
“Georgia can do so much better,” he said. “If we don’t turn this around and stop passing unnecessary legislation, we’ll ruin our state’s business reputation.”