After nearly a decade in the Georgia General Assembly, Rep. Matt Ramsey (Peachtree City) is calling it quits. Ramsey announced Feb. 10 that he will not seek re-election.
“For the past nine years I have had the incredible honor of representing my family, friends and neighbors in the Georgia House of Representatives,” Ramsey said Wednesday. “It is with a grateful heart that I am announcing after lengthy consultation with my family, friends and business partners that I have decided not to seek reelection this year. My family has been incredibly supportive during my time in public office. However, with my children in the midst of their most formative years and my wife’s professional responsibilities increasing, the time is right to step away from public office and devote my full attention to supporting them.”
Ramsey in the Feb. 10 announcement noted the increasing work responsibilities in his law practice.
“… largely due to the unwavering support of my colleagues at work, I have managed to spend the last nine years with my professional focus divided between my law practice and my duties as an elected official,” Ramsey said. “Given the growing nature of our practice, I need to spend the years ahead with my full professional focus on our business.”
Ramsey took the occasion to reflect on the communities of Fayette and Coweta counties that he serves.
“I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to work on matters of importance to our community. I was born and raised in Fayette County and it is where I have chosen to raise my own children,” said Ramsey. “It is also home to the most kind and decent people I have ever known. I am very humbled and fortunate to have been able to represent such a fine community for nearly a decade, and will be forever grateful to the voters that gave me the opportunity to serve.
“I have worked hard to advance issues of importance to our community and represent the values of its citizens. I am proud of the causes I have advanced and remain grateful to have had the opportunity to serve alongside incredible men and women in the Georgia House of Representatives.”
While not counting out future political plans, Ramsey said he intends to focus his life on serving in a private capacity.
“I am not closing the door on considering future opportunities in public office, but for now I look forward to finding new and different avenues to serve the community in my private capacity,” Ramsey said.