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Minority Leader Beverly announces he will not seek reelection in 2024

The top Democrat in the Georgia House announced that he will not seek re-election this year.
Georgia House Minority Leader James Beverly of Macon announced he will step down from his role after twelve years in the state legislature.

Beverly said his decision was driven in part by a recognition that Democrats did not benefit enough from the recent state redistricting to realistically win a majority this election season.

He is the second top Democrat in the state legislature to not seek another term, after Senate Minority Leader Gloria Butler announced her retirement last month.

Beverly says he will continue to be involved in the community and help other Democrats. He also says he will not try to influence who succeeds him as Democratic leader, but will back the Democrat who runs for his House seat.