State Rep. Gerald McCormick announced he is not seeking re-election and he with resign from the House of Representatives in October to take a new full-time job.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that McCormick, who has had been the District 26 seat for nearly 14 years, is taking a position with Asa Engineering and Consulting.

He is taking a full-time job to help the Chattanooga-based firm expand into Nashville.

This means Republicans have a week to get someone on the ballot for the August primary, the newspaper reported.


Democrats David Jones and Jean-Marie Lawrence are Democrats on the primary ballot.

McCormick confirmed the news on his Facebook Monday morning, and the Times Free Press has a more in-depth report.