Rep. Post resigns from Legislature

Representative Post to resign from Legislature
By Oregon House Caucus,

Keizer, OR – Last month, Rep. Bill Post (R-Keizer) announced he will not be running for reelection in 2022. Today he announced his resignation from the Legislature and his position as State Representative for House District 25 (Keizer, St. Paul, and Newberg) effective November 30, 2021.

“When I first decided I would not run for re-election I had not made a decision about whether I would finish my term of office because I misunderstood the residency requirements for being in office,” said Rep. Post. “My intent was to be open with my constituents about my move out of state and the steps I’d be taking to continue to fulfill my duties for the rest of my term to the best of my knowledge and ability.”

“After further discussions with an elections attorney and talking it over with my wife, it appears that the best action I can take for my district and my family is to resign before my term is over and give my successor a chance to serve during the 2022 Short Legislative Session,” continued Post. “As a strong adherent to both the United States and the Oregon Constitutions, I want to be sure that I follow the intent and letter of the law and I look forward to giving the Republican Precinct Committee Persons of House District 25 the opportunity to choose 3-5 candidates to go before the Marion and Yamhill County Commissions who will then choose one to be appointed to complete my term.”

“As I’ve always said, I am so very grateful for the honor and privilege it has been to serve my district and the State of Oregon for these last 6 years. I look forward to my final weeks serving as State Representative to ensure that my office can complete its in district work, respond to constituent needs and requests and to make sure that my 2021 Regular Session legislation is implemented.”