Long-time Nevada Senator announces abrupt resignation
"I spent 18 years (in the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office) and 38 years in the Senate. That’s a long ride," Raggio said.
Raggio would have been term-limited before the next election.
"We will miss his expertise and depth of knowledge in the redistricting process. I truly hoped that he would have stayed for the session but I wish him the best," McGinness said.
A replacement for Raggio will be named by the Washoe County Commission. According to Nevada law, the replacement must be of the same political party.