Friday, February 1, 2008

Rep. Garcia Resigns

Rep. Michael Garcia, D-Aurora, resigned from the House today.

Garcia had been accused by a lobbyist of exposing himself to her and then making an indecent proposition at a Denver bar. The accusation was made public in the Denver Post yesterday.

Garcia's name was not called during roll call this morning and his name on the electronic tally board had been taped over.

His resignation letter was read on the floor of the House this morning.

Garcia, who was the Assistant Majority Leader, was in his fourth and final term in the House. He had been expected to run for the Senate seat now held by term-limited Sen. Bob Hagedorn, D-Aurora.