ATLANTA — Republican state Senator Shawn Still will remain in office after a three-person review panel found he shouldn't be suspended following his indictment in the 2020 Georgia election case, Governor Brian Kemp's office announced Friday.
"The Still review commission did not recommend suspension, ending the inquiry," Kemp spokesperson Garrison Douglas said in a statement.
Under Georgia law, Kemp was required to wait 14 days after receiving a copy of the indictment before appointing a commission to determine if Still should be suspended. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, a member of the state house, and a state senator were required to serve on the panel.
Kemp named Senate Majority Leader Steve Gooch and House Majority Leader Chuck Efstration to the panel. The three Republicans were required to determine if the indictment "relates to and adversely affects the administration of the office of the indicted public official" and if "the rights and interests of the public are adversely affected," state law reads.
Still was one of the 19 people indicted in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' 2020 election investigation. He faces seven charges, including violation of the Georgia RICO (Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations) Act and forgery in the first degree.
He was one of 16 Trump supporters who signed Electoral College documents falsely claiming that Trump won the election. Still served as secretary of the Trump elector group.
Still's state Senate term began in 2023. He represents the 48th district, which includes portions of north Fulton, south Forsyth, and northwest Gwinnett.
He was recognized as the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's Freshman Legislator of the Year in June. He owns Georgia-based Olympic Pool Plastering and Endless River Adventures, a North Carolina water rafting excursion company, according to financial disclosures and his campaign website.
Still and two other Trump electors who were indicted — former Georgia GOP Chair David Shafer and former Coffee County Republican chair Cathy Latham — have a Sept. 20 federal court hearing. The trio are attempting to have their cases moved from Fulton County to federal court.
Still will not be present at the hearing. His attorney filed an appearance waiver Friday.