Alabama congressman stepping down for university job
May 23rd, 2013
06:45 PM ET
9 years ago

Alabama congressman stepping down for university job

(CNN) - Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Alabama, will resign his seat to take a job with the University of Alabama system, he said in a statement Thursday to CNN affiliate WPMI.

He will serve out the summer and step down on August 15, the statement read.

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The National Republican Congressional Committee and Alabama Republican Party issued congratulatory statements Thursday afternoon.

Bonner was previously chairman of the House Ethics Committee and served on the influential Appropriations Committee.

His sister was made president of the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa in November and Bonner is a 1982 graduate of the school.

- CNN’s Deirdre Walsh and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    He's probably sick of the gop stupid party like the rest of is normal voters!!!!!!

    May 23, 2013 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  2. Nonsensical

    Keep it all in the family.

    May 24, 2013 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  3. Thomas

    Sounds like he's leaving just in time .

    May 24, 2013 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  4. rdb

    Great learning are inportment dream in u.s.a

    May 24, 2013 02:10 am at 2:10 am |