In a surprising development, Illinois State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grover) announced his immediate resignation Sunday in light of recent "cyber security issues" he has faced.
Sandack announced his resignation after deleting his social media accounts, which he says were hacked.
"It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve the people of the 81st district for the past four years in Springfield. But after some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service," Sandack said in a statement provided by House Republicans.
"I have always recognized there is no greater privilege than being a father and husband. My duties in Springfield [have] meant missing a lot of events in the lives of my children. I am no longer willing to miss important family events," the statement continued. "Therefore, I decided to resign from my seat effective today. I will work with my Republican replacement to ensure that she or he is successfully elected to the seat next November."
Sandack was seeking re-election for a third term in the Illinois House.