(Neb)-Term-Limited Senator Leaving Unicameral Early
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska state lawmaker slated to leave office next month because of term limits has stepped down early.
State Senator Tyson Larson of O'Neill announced his resignation in a letter Wednesday to Gov. Pete Ricketts, but gave no reason for stepping down early.
He'll be replaced in the mostly rural 40th legislative district in northeastern Nebraska by Tim Gragert of Creighton, but Gragert won't take office until the new legislative session begins early next month.
Larson served as chairman of the General Affairs Committee and describes his experience in the Legislature as a humbling, valuable experience.
He faced criticism for spending a lot time in Omaha instead of his district, which he says was necessary to care for his son during a custody battle.
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