Top-Ranking GOP Illinois State Lawmaker Ron Sandack Resigns

July 25, 2016
Illinois Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, speaks to reporters at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Springfield,

Illinois Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, speaks to reporters at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Springfield,

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Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack from suburban Chicago says he is resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues.''  The House Republican floor leader from Downers Grove issued a statement late Sunday that said he began to "re-evaluate his continued public service'' his role "after some cyber security issues arose.''

Sandack used Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Sandack also says in the statement released through a House GOP spokeswoman that he is no longer willing to miss important family events. 

The statement says that Sandack's resignation is effective Sunday. He is up for re-election against Democratic attorney Greg Hose. Sandack said he will work with his replacement to ensure he or she is elected in November. 

Sandack could not immediately be reached by The Associated Press for further comment.

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