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Statement of Governor Sonny Perdue Regarding Larry Walker's Decision Not to Seek Re-election

Thursday, February 5, 2004  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


Atlanta - Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the announcement that State Representative Larry Walker will not seek re-election:

"Larry Walker has been a strong and effective advocate for the citizens of Middle Georgia and I want to thank him for his distinguished service to our state. His leadership in the Georgia House of Representatives will be missed. We are both from Houston County and have had an excellent working relationship over the years. I will miss him and his counsel. I consider him a close personal friend and wish him and his wife Janice the best in their future endeavors."