Fulton County Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson’s resignation went into effect on Friday. He didn’t waste any time – my AJC colleague Bill Rankin just received this mass e-mail from the former jurist:
“I hope this email finds you doing well. I wanted to extend my gratitude to you for your interest in my career and in particular my future endeavors beyond the judicial arena. I also wanted to inform you and your readers that I am running for Congress; specifically, I am seeking the office of 5th District Congressional Representative, as a Democrat, in the upcoming 2012 election. Again, thank you for your interest and if you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call…..”
So U.S. Rep. John Lewis will have some substantial opposition in next year’s July 31 primary.
You know who may be happiest about the development? Supporters of a regional sales tax for transportation – who have been wondering what might drive Democratic voters to the polls.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider