Just a few months after for a Georgia legislative seat, State Rep. John Carson is gearing up for another campaign.
Carson, a Republican who is an accountant with SunTrust Bank, announced Friday he is seeking a full four-year term for the State House District 46 seat.
The new district covers much of the same area he currently represents in District 43. But the redrawn and renumbered district will add some areas of southeast Cherokee County to his Northeast Cobb base following reapportionment during the 2012 General Assembly.
“It’s been an honor to serve the people of House District 43 in the General Assembly this session," Carson said. "It’s hard to believe it is campaign season again, since I just completed one in October, but I am excited to announce my campaign for re-election to the State House. I look forward to working hard and continuing to earn the trust and support of my district so I can keep providing solid, conservative leadership.”
Carson is filling out the unexpired term of Bobby Franklin, who died last year. In the 2012 legislative session, Carson introduced a bill -- that ultimately passed -- to repeal regulations he says saved Cobb taxpayers nearly $300,000.
No other candidates have yet announced for the District 46 race. Carson, who was elected in his first campaign for public office, defeated an all-Republican field in the special election, beating out former State Sen. Robert Lamutt in a runoff.
Carson is a member of the Northeast Cobb Business Association. He and his family attend in East Cobb.