Rep. Geoff Duncan enters the race for Lt. Governor

Rumors have swirled for months that State Representative Geoff Duncan (R- Cumming) would soon announce a bid for higher office. Now, he’s confirmed that he will run for Lt. Governor in 2018.

“Our family is excited to announce that we filed the necessary paperwork this afternoon to run for the office of Lieutenant Governor for the 2018 election,” Duncan posted on Facebook. 

“This is going to be an incredibly difficult journey for our family but one we are prepared to take. The support we have received so far from around the state has been humbling and something we take very seriously. The next 18 months will give us an opportunity to share our vision for Georgia that will be centered around rewarding good policy not good politics.”

In November, Duncan teased a statewide run by telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he had received “encouragement from around the state” to run for higher office.

Duncan was first elected to office in 2011. He is best known for passing “Michael’s Law,” which requires bar bouncers to be 21 years or older. The law was created after the death ofMichael Gatto, a Georgia Southern University student who died after a fight with a bouncer.

Casey Cagle, who currently serves as Georgia’s Lt. Governor, will likely run for Governor. No announcement has been made yet.