Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sen. Moody to Leave Political Life after Eight Years

After eight years of service, Sen. Dan Moody (R-Johns Creek) announced his retirement and will not seek reelection in the fall. To commemorate his service, the Senate presented him with a privileged resolution sponsored by Sen. David Shafer (R-Duluth) detailing his long and distinguished career.

“I was proud to encourage Dan Moody to run for the Senate eight years ago,” said Shafer. “I admire his commitment to his constituency as well as to his own morals and values. He truly embodies the qualities that all statesmen should posses: upstanding character, loyalty, and a commitment to what is right. I wish him and his family the best and hope his retirement brings him both joy and happiness.”

“Senator Moody has served the State of Georgia extremely well during his time in the State Senate. His thoughtful leadership has made a real impact on our state and I know I speak for the entire Senate Republican Caucus when I commend him on a job well done. We wish him and his family all the best,” said Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

Sen. Moody began his service in the Senate in 2002 when he was elected by the 27th District of Georgia, which later became the 56th district. He quickly established himself as a leader in the legislative body when was appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve on the Southern Regional Education Board Legislative Advisory Council which is dedicated to the advancement of education throughout a 16 state region. Currently, Moody serves as the Chairman of the Senate Majority Caucus and the Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee.

Throughout his legislative career, Moody received numerous awards that highlight his commitment to the people of Georgia. In 2005, he was named Legislator of the Year by Gov. Perdue. Additionally, he has been named the 2006 Legislator of the Year from the Georgia Association of Home and Services for Children as well as the Bobby Rowan Advocacy Award from the Atlanta Alliance on Development Disabilities.

He was called to serve his country as young man when he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Ordnance Corps. After his initial service, he again enlisted with the United States Army Reserves where he retired as a captain. Professionally, Moody is an electrical engineer and is the former owner of an established business in Forsyth County that provides instrumentation products and services to the industrial control market throughout the world.

Moody has been married to his wife Stephanie for 39 wonderful years and has three children and seven grandchildren. His wife, who is also a community leader, serves on the Atlanta/ Fulton County Library Board of Trustees. His colleagues noted that he will be missed for his example of integrity, class, and the influence he has had upon the people of Georgia. They commended him on his selfless, efficient, and effective service to all Georgians.

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Sen. Dan Moody serves as the Republican Caucus Chairman. He represents the 56th Senate District which includes parts of Fulton County. He can be reached at 404.463.8055 or by email at

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