Hudak was facing a recall election. Two of her anti-gun Democratic comrades were ousted earlier this year. Hubak, no doubt, would have faced a similar fate.
The senator irked Colorado voters when she voted to pass bills that would have limited the number of rounds allowed in a magazine and expanded background checks for gun buyers.
Colorado State Sen. Evie Hudak (D) resigns before recall petition deadline
Deb Stanley / TheDenverChannel.com
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Colorado State Senator Evie Hudak (D) resigned on Wednesday, effective immediately. Hudak was facing a possible recall election because of her support for new gun control measures.
"In the interest of preserving the progress made over the last year, I am resigning as State Senator for District 19," Hudak wrote in a letter to the Secretary of the Senate.
Hudak's Democratic colleagues, Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, were ousted in similar recall elections in September.
Hudak voted to pass House Bills 1224 and 1229. HB 1224 controversially limited the number of rounds allowed in a magazine, while 1229 expanded background checks for gun buyers.
In her resignation letter, Hudak called the work "sensible gun-safety legislation."
"I believe these bills will make life better for all the people of my district and for all Coloradans."
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