Hammond Lawmaker Resigns, Saying He Wants To Focus On Family
Special election has not been set
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker from southeast Louisiana has stepped down, saying the job is taking too much time away from his family.
Rep. Chris Broadwater of Hammond sent a letter Monday to House colleagues, telling them he'd submitted his resignation to Speaker Taylor Barras on Friday.
Broadwater, a lawyer, was elected to office in 2011 to represent Tangipahoa Parish. He had a seat on the important House tax committee and served as vice chairman of the labor committee.
But the father of four daughters described finding a balance between the Legislature and his home life to be "elusive." He wrote: "It is time for me to refocus my attention on the wonderful family with which I have been blessed."
It wasn't immediately clear when a special election would be set.