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June 4--  The President ProTem of the Georgia Senate is giving up his leadership role.

State Senator Tommie Williams of Lyons says the leadership role he's held for the past four years is taking too much time away from his children and he thinks a regular change in leadership is a good thing.

{mosimage}"I've got kids who need more of my time and I'm spending a lot of time in Atlanta and not enough time in my district.  The other thing is I think these positions ought to be rotated and one person shouldn't hoard these positions for long periods of time.  I think over time one becomes too familiar with special interests and it's better to move on and let other folks have the opportunity to serve at these levels," Senator Williams said Monday.

Senator Williams promises that he will still stay engaged and says, "I'm looking forward to getting back to the nitty gritty of working on legislation which is really my love."

Senator Williams will serve out his term as President ProTem which expires the end of this year.