House Speaker Steven Tilley (R-Perryville) has announced he is resigning as Speaker and as a member of the House of Representatives, effective at the end of the day today.
Tilley says he wants to focus more time on his optometry practice, campaign work and spending time with his two daughters. He says he plans to remain active in politics and public policy.
Tilley was elected to the House in 2004 and became speaker in January, 2011. His term would have expired in January.
Speaker Pro-Tem Shane Schoeller will assume the duties of House Speaker upon Tilley’s resignation becoming effective.