Jason Chaffetz expected to leave office June 30

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top Utah state lawmaker says that Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, is expected to leave office by the end of June.

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, gives an interview on the KSL Newsradio’s “The Doug Wright Show” in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Chaffetz is expected to resign June 30. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes said Wednesday in a caucus meeting Chaffetz is expected to announce his resignation soon and that it would take effect by June 30.

Chaffetz representatives on Thursday did not return telephone and email messages seeking comment.

Chaffetz said last month he would not seek re-election in 2018 and that he was considering leaving office early.

Hughes’ chief of staff Greg Hartley said in a text Thursday that Hughes “has heard that he (Chaffetz) could be out of office as soon as the end of June. He doesn’t know for certain.”

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