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Statement of Governor Sonny Perdue Regarding the Resignation of Speaker Glenn Richardson

Thursday, December 3, 2009  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774

ATLANTA  Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today regarding the resignation announcement of Speaker of the House of Representatives Glenn Richardson.


“Today’s decision by my friend Glenn Richardson to step down as Speaker of the House of Representatives was the right one for him personally and for his family.  Coping and recovering from depression is difficult enough, even in a private family setting.  While I know his personal attributes of resolve, tenacity and perseverance made this act even more difficult, I believe the privacy that he should now enjoy, without the burden of public responsibility, will enable him to recover fully and completely.  I look forward to the day very soon when I will once again see the competent, capable and confident Glenn Richardson that I know.”