Coweta's Seabaugh named new deputy state treasurer

Republican State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh of Sharpsburg will be trading in his politician's wares for those of a prominent state employee.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Seabaugh has been appointed to the position of Deputy State Treasurer. As a result, Coweta voters will be heading to the polls Nov. 8 to elect a replacement for Seabaugh in the 28th District.

Coinciding with Seabaugh's appointment, former deputy state treasurer Steve McCoy is being elevated to the position of state treasurer, Deal also announced. The Office of the State Treasurer is responsible for receipt and disbursement of state funds and lottery funds, management of the state's cash resources, Georgia Fund 1 and the Georgia Extended Asset Pool.

Seabaugh was first elected to the state Senate in 2000 and works as a CFO with a Newnan company. He was elected majority whip in his second term and most recently served on the Appropriations, Finance, Judiciary, Regulated Industries, Rules, and Reapportionment and Redistricting committees.

Senator Seabaugh previously served as the chairman of the Coweta County Business License and Tax Appeal Board. His past community involvement includes stints on the Coweta County School Board Citizens’ Advisory Council, the executive committee of the Coweta County Republican Party, the 3rd Congressional District Committee and the Georgia Republican Party State Committee.

Seabaugh graduated from Southern Arkansas University with a BBA in accounting. Mitch and his wife, Leah, have two children and three grandchildren and reside in Coweta County.