Governor Kemp to take applications for Isakson's senate seat

Governor Brian Kemp announced late Tuesday that those interested in fulfilling the term of Senator Johnny Isakson will have to apply for the job.

Sen. Isakson revealed last month that he will step down at the end of this year because of recent health challenges.

Governor Kemp will appoint a temporary replacement to fill Isakson's seat until voters can choose a more permanent person for the job in the November 2020 election.

The Governor's Office set up a website where applicants can upload a PDF of their curriculum vitae or resume. 

“To ensure an open and transparent appointment process, I am encouraging all Georgians who want to serve in the U.S. Senate to submit their name and qualifications,” said Governor Kemp in a news release. “We will carefully vet the applicants and choose a person who best reflects our values, our state, and our vision for the future.”

The applications submitted on the website will be subject to open records, so the public will soon have an idea of who wants the job. 

Applicants must be a Georgia resident who will be at least 30 years old as of January 1, 2020, and must have been a U.S. citizen for at least nine years. 

The Governor’s Office did not say how long they will accept applications through the website.