A New Jersey state lawmaker is leaving office.

Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (NJ Legislature)

Democratic Assemblywoman Connie Wagner sent in her resignation letter to state officials on Friday, citing family reasons for her decision. It takes effect on Tuesday.

Wagner says she plans to move out of state to help her son and daughter-in-law with their child, who was born in August. She had announced in June that she would end her re-election bid, a decision that came one week after the retired school teacher from Paramus had easily won her party's primary.

Wagner represents the 38th District, which includes several Bergen County towns and one in Passaic County. She has served in the Assembly since 2007.

It's not known if Democratic party officials will choose a replacement for Wagner before the November elections.


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