Sen. John Brueggeman resigns Senate seat

John Brueggeman

On the eve of the 2011 Legislature, Polson Republican John Brueggeman has resigned his Senate seat.

I’m still working on the details, but Brueggeman confirmed that he handed his resignation to the Secretary of State this morning.

He posted the following statement on his Facebook page:

Thank you Montana. It has truly been an honor and a pleasure to serve the good people of this State. And though my greatest love remains public service, after a decade in the Legislature its time to give my career the attention it deserves.

The news will come as a blow to Democrats as Brueggeman is viewed as one of the more moderate Republicans in the Senate.

Read tomorrow’s Great Falls Tribune for more details. I’ll post more here as well.