Posted: Nov 29, 2010 1:30 PM by Beth Saboe (KPAX News)
Updated: Nov 29, 2010 8:10 PM
MISSOULA - The Montana Secretary of State's Office has confirmed that Republican State Senator John Brueggeman of Polson has filed paperwork and is resigning from his position.
There's no immediate word on what prompted the move.
Brueggeman represents Senate District 6 and is the Vice Chair of the Highways and Transportation Committee and also serves on three other State Senate Committees.
Below is the letter submitted to the Secretary of State's Office by Brueggeman.
Back in September, Brueggeman proposed a bill to strike language from Montana law which prohibits homosexual acts.
Brueggeman said he expected to roll out draft language in the upcoming weeks. This comes after news hit the press about the Montana Republican Party adopting a platform to keep homosexual acts illegal.
At the time, Brueggeman said that it wasn't a partisan issue. "It's about standing up for individual liberties," Brueggeman said.
"Is it politically a little touchy? Yeah, but that is not why we get elected. We get elected to do the right thing," Brueggeman added in a September interview.
We'll bring you more information on this developing story as it becomes available.