© 2020 Texas Public Radio
Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon Resigns Early

Texas House of Representatives
Rep. Ruth McClendon on the floor of the Texas House.

State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, a San Antonio Democrat, intended to finish out her term before relinquishing her long-held seat.  

But the San Antonio Express-News is reporting the Eastside representative notified Gov.Greg Abbott she will end 20 years of service effective Sunday.

The Eastside representative has battled cancer and other illness for several years.

The governor will now decide on calling a special election.