FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Rep. Geoff Duncan, R-Cumming, is moving on from the Georgia House of Representatives in hopes of becoming the state’s next lieutenant governor in 2018.
Duncan announced his intention to run and filed paperwork last week. He said his family, including wife Brooke, is excited about the 16-month journey they have ahead.
Duncan will continue to serve in his current role as state representative which he’s had since 2013.
“The plan is to finish out my term,” Duncan said. “I’m excited to continue to represent Forsyth County.”
His journey into the lieutenant governor race began over a year ago, Duncan said. Since the family made the announcement, he said it’s been “extremely encouraging” to have support from all over Georgia.
“Folks from around the state started to reach out to me and encourage me to look at a statewide office,” Duncan said. “Brooke and I started looking at what we felt like the best role would be for our family and my skillset. The role of lieutenant governor is a good spot.”
As the CEO of Wellview Health, Inc., Duncan said the business community “feels good about a CEO of a business and someone with an entrepreneurial background taking on lieutenant governor.”
“One of the roles of the lieutenant governor is to be the president of the senate,” Duncan said. “There is an opportunity to reward good policy, not necessarily good politics. I’m encouraged by the hard work we do in the General Assembly. Continuing to be an advocate for process and procedures in committees and a champion of good conservative solutions is part of the job description.”