ATLANTA - The State of the State Address marked a return for a long-time public servant who served in the Georgia Legislature for years.
Governor Brian Kemp recognized recently retired U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson for being a statesman and a true patriot for our state.
State lawmakers gave Isakson a standing ovation.
Earlier in his political career, Isakson served in both the Georgia House and Georgia Senate.
The governor announced the University of Georgia will launch a professorship to develop treatments for Parkinson’s. That's the disease that forced Isakson to retire last month before the end of his third term in Washington.