House Leader Steps Down, Considers Run For Treasurer

House Minority Leader Tom Cross is asking House Republicans to come up with a succession plan as he prepares to step down from his leadership post and consider a higher statewide office.
Cross informed House Republicans that he’s stepping down and considering a bid for state treasurer on Wednesday.
He says an official announcement about his campaign plans will come in two weeks.
The 55-year-old Cross first took office in 1993. He's been House GOP leader since 2002.
In a statement, Cross says being a GOP leader has been an immense privilege and a humbling honor.

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