September 26, 2016      6:10 AM
Rep. Dawnna Dukes to retire
“…in light of my ongoing health issues and concerns, I find that I can no longer provide the active, effective leadership that is needed to continue my sworn duties."
Eleven-term State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, tells Quorum Report that due to persistent
issues related to her August, 2013 car accident, she will be resigning her Texas
House seat effective January 10, 2017.
Although her name remains on the 2016
ballot, the resignation will require the Governor to call a special election to
fill the seat for the next session.
Dukes told QR that multiple recent visits
to the emergency room combined with a more serious evaluation of her condition
from physicians has forced her to re-evaluate her situation. Dukes said this
was going to be her last session in any case but concerns over her caring for
her nine-year-old daughter prompted the decision.
By Harvey Kronberg