KEIZER, Ore. — Republican state Rep. Bill Post announced that he would be resigning effective Nov. 30, despite having 15 months left in his term.
Post announced in September that he had moved to Nevada. Today, he gave a followup statement to Keizertimes: “After further discussions with an elections attorney and talking it over with my wife, it appears that the best action I can take for my district and my family is to resign before my term is over and give my successor a chance to serve during the 2022 Short Legislative Session."
Post has served as the state rep. for District 25 since 2014.
On Sept. 10, he announced that he would not be running again in 2022.
"It is with some sadness and some excitement that I sent out this press release today. I am not running for reelection to HD 25 nor for any office in 2022. I was a talk show host who was challenged in 2014 by my State Representative to "put your money where your mouth is" and run for office. So I did. I committed to two terms but ended up doing 4. It's time to pass the baton. I am thankful and grateful for all of the support these last 7 years. It's time to move on," he said in a post on his website.
He announced on Sept. 27 that his wife had accepted a job in Nevada and they had moved. In the Facebook entry, Post said, “As for me, I have to live in my district 183 days a year which I have well over that in 2021 and the Legislature is virtual the rest of the year. I’m still looking at my options for 2022.”
According to the Keizertimes, Post said he was unsure where he got the 183-day figure, but the Oregon Constitution states that a person must live in the state to be a senator or representative in the state.
Post tweeted in confirmation of his resignation and said his tenure has “been an honor.”