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State Senator John Gordner stepping down

After 30 years, State Senator John Gordner announced Monday he is resigning effective Wednesday.

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Long-time State Senator John Gordner announced his resignation from the legislature effective Wednesday.

The Republican served in the State House of Representatives before he was first elected to the State Senate in a special election back in 2003.

He serves Pennsylvania's 27th District, which includes a wide swath of central Pennsylvania and a few parts of Luzerne County.

Gordner released a statement saying he accepted a new opportunity but did not say exactly what he will be doing.

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