The Republican leader of the Vermont House has resigned his leadership post. Representative Richard Hube of South Londonderry says he has health issues that forced him to make what he describes as a difficult decision.
Hube won a contest for the leadership post in December. He told his fellow Republicans of his decision in a meeting on Tuesday. Hube will continue to hold it for another week and an election for a replacement will take place a week from today. Representative Peg Flory was the other candidate for the post in December and she says she’ll run for it again.
Both Hube and Flory have served in the House since they were elected in 1998. Flory was chairwoman of the Judiciary Committee during the four years Republicans were in control of the House.