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Legislature committee vice chairman resigns from seat in legislature

December 3, 2009

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— A Wichita Republican who is vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee is resigning his seat in the Legislature.

Rep. Jason Watkins announced Thursday that he is leaving public office to focus on family and personal business. The 37-year-old Watkins says service in the Legislature has grown in responsibility, making it difficult to keep up with all of his responsibilities.

Watkins says his resignation is effective Dec. 13. He was first elected in 2004 and is also chairman of the House General Government Budget Committee and a member of the Judiciary Committee.

A replacement will be chosen by Republicans in his Wichita legislative district.

The 2010 legislative session begins in January.

Comments

igby 5 years, 7 months ago

Well, no; no one told him it was going to be like this. Politics, is not for everyone; if you go to the expense and endless work of getting elected; which is the hardest, most time consuming task. Then, toss it all in the dink because you can't cut the mustard; just makes the voters sick!

yourworstnightmare 5 years, 7 months ago

We are seeing a lot of this. GOPers who thrill at the election process but cannot handle governance.

To these radical right wingers, elections are so much fun because you can conduct vicious attacks and lie and skewer and pillory and demagogue.

Governance is hard work, however. Not as much fun as campaigning. Just as Sarah Palin

yourworstnightmare 5 years, 7 months ago

Campaigns are about tearing things down. Governance requires building things up.

Many in the GOP are masters at tearing things down but cannot build things up.

BigDog 5 years, 7 months ago

Governance is hard work, however. Not as much fun as campaigning. Just as Sarah Palin

I would also throw President Obama into this category .... as a matter of fact campaigning was so much fun to him he is still doing the campaign speech thing .... with little governance

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