Amid 2018 rumors, State Senator says he's still deciding political future
State Senator Burt Jones (R- Jackson) has long been rumored as a potential candidate for governor in 2018. As others are making their decision to run for higher office official, he says the matter is still up for discussion.
“Probably the biggest problem I have is that I actually enjoy what I’m doing right now,” Jones told The Union-Recorder. “I really do enjoy what I’m doing, because of the fact that I can still run my business and I’ve got a very flexible schedule with family and everything. And that’s important to me.”
He told the paper that he's considering the cost of a statewide campaign, and whether or not he wants to run against friends like Lt. Governor Casey Cagle or Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
“Right now, I’m weighing all of my options, and looking to see if there is an opportunity lying out there in the pits,” Jones added. “You can make up all kinds of reasons not to do something, but the biggest issue for me would be that I get a good comfort level, and that this is something my family allows me to take on, and then I’ll make a decision.”
Sen. Jones has served in General Assembly since 2013. He says that he will make an announcement in the next couple of months.