- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada state Sen. Mark Hutchison has submitted his resignation as he prepares to take the post of lieutenant governor.

A Hutchison spokesman said Hutchison submitted his resignation to the governor on Monday morning. His Senate District 6 seat will officially be empty as of 5 p.m. Monday.

The Clark County Commission is scheduled to appoint Hutchison’s replacement at a meeting on Tuesday. Applicants must be a Republican, like Hutchison, and must live in his Las Vegas district.

Gov. Brian Sandoval had endorsed Hutchison for the job before he won the post easily in a race against Democratic Assemblywoman Lucy Flores.

Commissioners also need to fill another vacancy after Republican Assemblyman Wesley “Wes” Duncan announced on Friday that he’ll take a job in the attorney general’s office.

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