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Missouri state GOP lawmaker resigns for Florida consulting job

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Missouri state Rep. Justin Hill (R) announced he will resign from his current position to start a new job with a Florida-based consulting firm. 

In a statement posted on Facebook, Hill shared that his last day as an acting member of Missouri’s House will be on Wednesday, the first day of the 2022 legislative session. 

“It is with heartfelt gratitude to my constituents and supporters that I announce my resignation as Representative of the 108th District in the Missouri House of Representatives,” Hill said in his statement. “Late last year, I realized the best way to continue these efforts over the long term is to step down from public office and continue my efforts within the private sector.”

Hill’s departure from the legislature means there will no longer be enough GOP representatives to override any possible vetoes from Gov. Mike Parson (R) without Democratic lawmakers’ support, according to The Associated Press

There are currently 110 Republican lawmakers in the state legislature, with the threshold being 109 lawmakers to override vetoes. 

This comes shortly after Hill’s colleague state Rep. Aaron Griesheimer (R) told eMissourian last month that he’s resigning from his position for another job.  

Hill gained notoriety last year for skipping his own inauguration to head to D.C. to oppose the electoral college victory of President Biden, although Hill said he did not join other supports of former President Trump during the Capitol insurrection, the AP reported. 

With the two lawmakers’ departure, there are currently 108 Republican lawmakers in the state’s legislature, the newswire noted.

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