Rep. Rochelle Galindo resigned Sunday, effective immediately. The Greeley Democrat was the target of a recall effort.
Galindo was elected to the Colorado House last November. Then a recall petition was started after she voted in favor of new oil and gas rules during the legislative session.
Galindo cited unspecified allegations as her reason for stepping down.
In a statement on her Facebook page, she called the allegations false but acknowledged it would make the fight against the pending recall “untenable.” She went on to say it was the honor of her life to serve as the representative for State House District 50.
(May 12) - Rep. Rochelle Galindo, of House District 50 announces resigation.
“The allegations against me are false. That said, they will make my fight against the pending recall effort untenable. I will not put my constituents through what will surely be a recall campaign based on political smear tactics and false allegations. Instead, I will resign my seat as the elected representative of House District 50, effective immediately,” said Rep. Rochelle Galindo.
A vacancy committee will pick her replacement.
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