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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – State representatives are responding to the speaker of the Georgia house resigning on Thursday.

House speaker Glenn Richardson decided to step down after a suicide attempt and allegations by his ex-wife of an affair with a lobbyist.

Richardson's resignation takes effect January 1st.

State representative Ed Rynders told us he applauds the speakers decision and his courage.

"These sort of things happen on both sides of the aisle, they're human they made mistakes it's not something you can defend but at the end of the day I don't think it's any greater in one walk of life or the other it's just unfortunate," said Rep. Ed Rynders, (R) Lee County.

Rynders says he's ready to evaluate all the various candidates and elect a new leader, one with an eye on what's good for rural Georgia.

The speaker pro tempore has 120 days to call an election.


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