Kansas state Sen. David Wysong of Mission Hills has mailed letters to GOP precinct committeemen and women announcing that he is resigning his seat. In the letter, Wysong asked the party leaders to join him in supporting four-term State Rep. Terrie Huntington, a Mission Hills Republican, as his replacement. Huntington currently serves as Chair of the High Education committee in the House.
Wysong wrote that his resignation is "due to family considerations." His last day in office will be Dec. 13.
Wysong, 60, has served a decade in public office as a Mission Hills city councilman, Johnson County commissioner, chairman of the Johnson County Republican Party and 7th District State Senator. He is currently chair of the Senate Commerce Committee and serves on the Ways and Means Committee.
"I have enjoyed my public life experience but it is actually past time for this decision. I have met some amazing people along the way. Very, very smart people who only have one thing in mind and that is to help the people of Johnson County and the State of Kansas."
State law requires that Ronnie Metsker, the Johnson County GOP chair, will call a precinct committee meeting for the purpose of selecting Wysong's successor.