(Columbus Ledger-Equirer) - State Sen. Josh McKoon filed paperwork Thursday, launching his run for Secretary of State.
In an interview with the Ledger-Enquirer, McKoon said he’s excited about the race, which currently includes at least three other candidates to replace Brian Kemp. Others already vying for the position include Reps. Buzz Brockway, R-Lawrenceville, and Brad Raffensperger, R-Johns Creek, as well as David Belle Isle, the Republican mayor of Alpharetta, Ga.
McKoon, a controversial Republican legislator who has challenged party leadership occasionally, listed former Georgia Republican Party Chairwoman Sue Everhart as his campaign chairman and Atlanta businessman Robert Hennessy as his treasurer. Hennessy also is active in state Republican politics.
“We have a good team to get started with,” said the senator, who posted a video on Facebook on Thursday announcing his decision to the public. “And now, after filing this paperwork today, we can start raising money and organizing the campaign.”