A central Kansas man serving his first term in the Kansas House says he plans to resign this week because of health problems.
Rep. J. Basil Dannebohm, a Republican from Ellinwood, says he has early-onset Parkinson’s disease. He says since being sworn in on Jan. 12, he has found the pace of the Legislature exhausting and is growing weaker.
The 33-year-old Dannebohm plans to retire Friday.
Republican precinct committee members in the 113th district will meet in March and choose a successor. The 113th District covers all of Pratt and Stafford counties and parts of Barton, Rice and Pawnee counties.
The successor would complete Dannebohm’s term, which ends in January 2017.
Associated Press Information from: The Hutchinson News