Carris stepping down from state SenateStaff Report | December 12,2012
Rutland Sen. William Carris announced today that he is resigning his seat effective Monday.
The three-term Democratic senator from West Rutland said problems with his back and ankle prompted the decision.
“The pace is pretty frenetic up there,” he said. “People don't know how much running around you do.”
“I'm pretty sad about it. It was a real tough decision,” he added.
Carris, who just won re-election to a fourth term last month, said he underwent corrective surgery this fall that he hoped would make it easier to walk.
But with less than a month before the start of the next legislative session, Carris said he doesn't believe he is physically capable of doing the job.
Carris said he sent his letter of resignation to Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday and alerted the president pro tem of the senate as well as fellow Rutland County Senators Kevin Mullin and Margaret Flory.
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