Local attorney Josh McKoon confirmed Monday he is considering a run for Georgia Secretary of State in the 2010 Republican primary.
McKoon, 29, is currently chairman of the Muscogee County Republican Party.
"I have had some people approach me, and it is something that I am examining." McKoon said. "There has been no decision one way or another. But I am listening to what people are offering."
He declined to identify who approached him.
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"It's grassroots conservative leaders in the state who have been discussing the possibility since it's going to be an open seat," McKoon said.
There is likely to be a vacancy in the Secretary of State's office in two years. Incumbent Karen Handel is considering a run for governor in what could be a crowded Republican primary to replace two-term Gov. Sonny Perdue.
McKoon announced over the weekend that he would not seek another term as the chairman of the local party during the March 14 county convention. In that statement, McKoon indicated he was considering other options.
“With the increasing load at my law practice and other opportunities that have presented themselves, I simply could not devote the time to do this job properly over the next two years," he stated in the Saturday release.
McKoon formerly was chairman of the Muscogee County Young Republicans, a national committeeman from Georgia to the Young Republican National Federation, and secretary of the Muscogee County Republican Party. He also was county chairman of Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s re-election campaign. Perdue carried the county, the first victory here for a Republican gubernatorial candidate since 1966, McKoon said.