ATLANTA -- Republican state Rep. Donna Sheldon says she'll be running for Congress in the 10th District.
Sheldon, who is part of the leadership team in the Georgia House of Representatives, announced her bid Tuesday.
In a statement, Sheldon touted her experience working in the General Assembly and fighting for "principled conservative programs that allow people the opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their families."
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, who currently represents the 10th Congressional District, has announced he'll be leaving to run for U.S. Senate. The upcoming retirement of Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Moultrie, could create quite a few openings in Georgia's congressional delegation as officials consider running for the seat.
Sheldon, chair of the House Majority Caucus, represents Dacula and parts of Gwinnett County.