Rep. Randy Nix will not seek re-election; cites his wish to spend new free time reading, writing, and speaking

Published 5:41 pm Friday, January 7, 2022

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Randy Nix, representative for District 69, announced via a press release Friday that he will not be seeking re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives. Nix is the current chairman of the House Ethics Committee and served his community for 16 years as state representative. 

Nix said in the press release it has been an honor to serve his community, and he would like to thank those who supported him through the years.

“It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve in the Georgia House of Representatives,” Nix said. “I want to thank those many friends in House District 69 who have supported me through the years. I look forward to completing my current term, but I will not seek re-election in 2022.”

Nix will continue to serve through the remainder of his current term, which ends when Georgia General Assembly convenes for the 2023 legislative session. Nix said via email he hopes to engage more locally in coming years.

“Nothing changes as I have a full year left to serve in my current term. I anticipate being more engaged locally when my term is up,” Nix said. “I hope to explore other avenues of service to the community and spend more time with my family.

Nix said there was no specific reason for him deciding to not pursue another term with the Georgia General Assembly.

“No specific reason — just a combination of my age and a desire to have greater control of my time with fewer obligations,” Nix said.

Nix said he hopes to spend time with his family and pursuing his passions after he finishes up his term.

“In addition to spending time with family, I look forward to spending time reading, writing, and speaking,” Nix said. “I hope to find ways to share my experiences and knowledge gained in public service to positively encourage others to become servant leaders.”

Nix currently represents all of Heard County and portions of Carroll and Troup County. His constituents first elected him in 2006, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Ethics Committee and Secretary of the Banks & Banking Committee. He also serves as an Ex-Officio member of the Judiciary Committee.

He serves on the Special Committee on Access to Quality Health Care and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and the Economic Development & Tourism, Education, Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment and Natural Resources & Environment committees.