November 2, 2013

Neal appointment means special election coming up

From Staff Reports

— Gov. Nathan Deal has named state Rep. Jay Neal, R-LaFayette, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry, which helps integrate prison inmates back into society. The appointment is effective Nov. 15.

Neal represents District 2 in the state House. That district includes Trichum, Tunnel Hill and Westside in Whitfield County as well as parts of Walker and Catoosa counties.

The website Peach Pundit reports that Neal will step down from his House seat and a special election will be held to fill it.