BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Maryland state delegate resigned less than an hour before the 2017 General Assembly convened its session Wednesday.

The Baltimore Sun reports Del. Michael L. Vaughn, a Prince George’s County Democrat, resigned effective immediately.

Vaughn, who joined the legislature in 2003, cited “ongoing health challenges” as the reason for his resignation in a brief letter sent to House Speaker Michael E. Busch, according to The Sun.

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