House Majority Leader Larry O’Neal announced today his intention to resign from his seat in the State House if/when he is offered a position on Georgia’s tax tribunal.

The full text of O’Neal’s letter announcing his intentions – from the AJC, is below:


April 15, 2015


Dear Fellow Republican House Members:


It is my intention to accept, if offered by the Governor, the Judgeship of the Georgia Tax Tribunal. I am excited about this incredible opportunity yet it is with a very heavy heart that, if this offer occurs, I will be resigning as Majority Leader and as the House member from District 146, effective midnight April 30th, 2015.


It has been an honor beyond words to serve with you in the Georgia House of Representatives. I wish you nothing but the best in the future and I believe now more than ever that our great state has yet to see its most prosperous days. I am proud of each of you and I will miss not seeing and speaking with you on a daily basis as we have in the past, but I will leave with more wonderful friendships than any one individual could ever deserve. The memories I take with me of these past 14 years are among my most treasured possessions. Thank you for allowing me to serve with you, laugh with you and grow with you.


God speed and God bless each and every one of you.


Larry O’Neal


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