(From the Missouri House of Representatives)
House Speaker Steven Tilley announced today that he will resign the office of Speaker and his position as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives. Tilley’s resignation will be effective as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13.
Tilley stated his optometry practice, working on campaigns and spending time with his two daughters as the key factors in his decision.
“Over the past eight years I sometimes put the interest of the caucus and the House ahead of my family,” Tilley said. “My decision to resign early is one I made with my daughters and that puts my family first”
Tilley will continue his optometry practice in Perryville and will remain active in politics and public policy.
Pursuant to House Rules, Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller, R-Willard, will carry out the duties of the Speaker’s office until such time as House members elect a new Speaker.