Habersham Co. - Days after his announcement of not seeking re-election as Habersham County Commission Chairman, Dr. Stacy Hall announced that he will place his hat in for the State Senate race.
"Our North Georgia way of life is under attack," Hall says in a press release. "While representing District 50, I plan to fight for our conservative values and constitutional right."
Earlier this year, Hall plus other commissioners voted to make Habersham County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.
"I will work tirelessly under the Gold Dome to protect our 2nd Amendment constitutional right to keep and bear arms," Hall continues.
"I will not waiver in my effort to protect the unborn, and I will stand firm for religious liberty," Hall says. "I will work closely with our agricultural community to ensure that our number one industry not only survives but thrives, and I will seek smart, strategically planned industrial growth so that we have plenty of well-paying jobs."
Hall, a republican, is currently in his second year as Chairman of the Habersham County Board of Commissioners.
Hall's announcement for running for State Senate comes after he announced he would not seek re-election for Commission Chairman due to various reasons, one being wanting more time with family.
"Although interested, I had not originally planned to run for this office at this time," Hall says. "However, after overwhelming support and encouragement throughout the district as well as much prayer and discussion with my family, it was clear that I needed to pursue this office to protect our North Georgia values in Atlanta."
Hall goes on, saying "It is only with the full support of my family that I am running. I want to model for my children the privilege of serving others. I fell that my experience, my passion, and my values will be an asset to the people I represent."
Hall took to social media to announce his decision, saying "I am truly grateful and humbled by the overwhelming support and encouragement throughout the district to run for the State Senate seat currently held by John K. Wilkinson. After much prayer and speaking with many individuals across the district, along with the encouragement of my wife Ivy Copeland Hall and our children, I have decided to run for Georgia Senate District 50. If elected, I plan to represent you in fighting for our North Georgia values and Constitutional Rights."
He ends by saying, "I am asking for your prayers and support as we start this campaign."
Hall plans to complete his term as commissioner which ends December of this year.
Not only does Hall serve as a county commissioner, he also currently serves on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes local advisory board and the Presidential Advisory Board at Tallulah Falls School. He is a member of the NRA and Georgia Carry, is active with the Habersham Partnership for Growth, and he and his family are members of Level Grove Baptist Church.
During his career, Hall has served as Chairman of the Habersham County Hospital Authority, Chairman of the White County Chamber of Commerce, board member for Habersham United Way, and Vice Chair for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Hall is also a graduate of Leadership Georgia, Leadership Habersham, and the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.
Professionally, Hall and his wife, Ivy, own a real estate development business. He was the athletic director and a business professor for Truett McConnell University for five and a half years. Prior to that, he worked as a sports marketing executive in college sports for 21 years with his last stint being a Vice President for IMG College overseeing sales operations for 11 Southeastern Conference schools. Hall is an educator having taught on every level of education including elementary, middle, and high school as well as undergraduate and graduate level college classes.
Senate District 50 includes all of Banks, Franklin, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, and parts of Hall and Jackson counties.