Rep. Carl Rogers has resigned from his position in the state legislature, according to a news release.
Rogers told The Times it is "just time to move on in the next phase of our lives," adding that he's looking forward to spending more time with his wife and family. "No reason to linger on. The (remaining) Hall delegation is experienced and knowledgeable. That I wanted to be sure of, and I am."
Rogers did not seek re-election this year, following almost 22 years representing Gainesville and Hall County.
Rogers submitted a letter of resignation Thursday to Gov. Nathan Deal. He said he chose that date to coincide with the end of the state’s fiscal year.
He said he took some boxes home from his office at the state Capitol in Atlanta on Thursday but still has some pictures and files to clear out.
Republican Matt Dubnik will likely replace Rogers, following an uncontested primary and no Democratic opposition in November.