Macon.com is reporting that State Representative Tony Sellier, a Republican representing the 136th District, died Tuesday night at Peach County Medical Center from congestive heart failure following complications from a recent medical procedure, according to his family.
Sellier, 65, a Middle Georgia resident for more than 30 years, was elected Nov. 2 to a third term in the state House of Representatives. His district includes all of Crawford County and parts of Bibb, Houston, Lamar, Monroe, Peach and Upson counties.
Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday that flags on state buildings and grounds will fly at half-staff on the day of Sellier’s funeral.
“Tony’s compelling personal history, along with his deep commitment to faithfully representing his constituents, made him one of the most respected members of the Georgia General Assembly,” Perdue said in a written statement. The governor noted that he and his wife, Mary, were deeply saddened at the death of their “beloved friend and public servant.”
“We join all of Middle Georgia in praying for God’s comfort and peace for his wife Judye, their three children and ... grandchildren, and for the entire Fort Valley community that Tony loved so dearly,” Perdue said.