Ga. Senator Johnny Isakson this morning announced his plan to resign from the U.S. Senate effective Dec. 31, due mostly to health complications.
“I look forward to returning to Washington on September 9 when the Senate goes back into session. And after December 31, I look forward to continuing to help the people of Georgia in any way I can and also helping those who are working toward a cure for Parkinson’s," says Isakson.
His office says "Isakson’s Senate term ends in 2022, and there will be three years left in the term when he vacates the seat in December."
The 74-year-old Republican is currently in his third term in the U.S. Senate. He was hospitalized this past summer after a fall.
Gov. Brian Kemp, also a Republican, would appoint his replacement.