Illinois lawmaker Jim Watson resigns from state House - FOX 35 News Orlando

Illinois lawmaker Jim Watson resigns from state House

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JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (Associated Press) -

A Republican state lawmaker from central Illinois is stepping down after more than a decade in office.

The Jacksonville Journal-Courier reported Wednesday that state Rep. Jim Watson will resign to become executive director of the Illinois Petroleum Council.

Watson was first elected to the state House in 2011.

He says his decision to resign was a difficult one, and that it had been an honor to serve the people of his district.

Watson's resignation will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 3.

The district includes Morgan, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison and Pike counties.

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