Political RoundUp: October 2008

Sam I am?: He obviously wasn’t the pick for vice president, but is there a chance that retired senator Sam Nunn will play any kind of role in Barack Obama’s campaign or administration? “I have made no decision that I would go back into government even if I was requested to,” he said in a recent chat with reporters. “None of that has been discussed. I’ve got my hands full on corporate boards, basically running a foundation, and I’ve got a couple of important trips to Vienna [coming up]. The role I play will primarily be on the sidelines. I’m not going to be a surrogate, I’m not going to be out on the campaign trail.”

Authoritative: Bob Krueger, head of telecom firm ComSouth, was picked by Gov. Sonny Perdue to take over as chairman of the Jekyll Island Authority. Krueger, 67, also is a board member with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Middle Georgia Regional Development Authority. He replaces Macon developer Ben Porter, who was often caught in a political crossfire with environmentalists and state Sen. Jeff Chapman (R-Brunswick) over plans for redeveloping the barrier island.

No changes necessary: The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia will keep the current lineup of officers intact for another year. Flint Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tommy Floyd stays on as chairman, Muscogee County Solic-itor General Benjamin Richardson remains vice-chairman and Houst-on County District Attorney Kelly Burke will continue to serve as secretary. Other council members include Cordele District Attorney Denise Fachini, Enotah District Attorney Stan Gunter, Brunswick District Attorney Stephen Kelley, Cobb Solicitor General Barry Morgan, Coweta District Attorney Peter Skandalakis and Henry County Solicitor General Charles Spahos.

No more interim: Robert Farris had been serving as interim director of the Georgia Forestry Commission for nearly two years before Gov. Sonny Perdue finally made the appointment permanent. “Robert Farris has demonstrated excellence in leadership,” Perdue said.

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