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Caucus post for Macon state senator

State Sen. John Kennedy and others from the Georgia Senate and House are introduced at the Middle Georgia Regional Hobnob on Sept. 17, 2015.
State Sen. John Kennedy and others from the Georgia Senate and House are introduced at the Middle Georgia Regional Hobnob on Sept. 17, 2015. bcabell@macon.com

Republicans in the Georgia Senate elected state Sen. John F. Kennedy, R-Macon, to their leadership team. As chairman of the GOP caucus, he’ll have a bigger role in Senate party business such as setting policy goals and recruiting and electing Republican senators.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to continue to get to serve the folks in the 18th district and I look forward to being able to do that even more effectively in the position as caucus chair and I’m looking forward to serving in the Senate and making sure we keep the state headed in the right direction,” Kennedy said.

His election gives Middle Georgia a seat at the Senate leadership table. The other party officers, as well as Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, are all from north of Interstate 20.

Maggie Lee: @maggie_a_lee

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