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Mark Hutchison Resigns From State Senate

Nevada state Sen. Mark Hutchison has submitted his resignation as he prepares to take the post of lieutenant governor.  A spokesman said Hutchison submitted his resignation to the governor on Monday morning. His Senate District 6 seat was officially empty as of 5 p.m. Monday.

The Clark County Commission is scheduled to appoint Hutchison's replacement at a meeting on Tuesday. Applicants must be a Republican, like Hutchison, and must live in his Las Vegas district. Gov. Brian Sandoval endorsed Hutchison for the job before he won the post easily in a race against Democratic Assemblywoman Lucy Flores.

Commissioners also need to fill another vacancy after Republican Assemblyman Wesley "Wes" Duncan announced on Friday that he'll take a job in the attorney general's office.

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