SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Longtime state Sen. Margaret Dayton says she’s resigning from the Legislature in June for health reasons.
The Republican from Orem made the announcement in a statement released Thursday afternoon by the Senate.
She did not detail her medical issues but says they will prevent her from giving her full attention to being a senator.
Dayton has served 22 years in the Legislature and first served in the House of Representatives.
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She was up for re-election this year but was being challenged by GOP state Rep. Keith Grover and other candidates.
Last year, Dayton lost a primary race in a special election to replace Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress.