Rep. Deborah Ross will officially leave the state House as of Saturday. That’s the word from House Speaker Thom Tillis, who made the announcement from the floor on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a round of applause.
The six-term Raleigh Democrat announced earlier this year she would be leaving to take a job as general counsel at Triangle Transit. But it wasn’t clear when she would depart.
Now that Wake County Democrats have chosen her successor, former Rep. Grier Martin, the transition can follow. Ross and Martin were double-bunked in redistricting, and Martin bowed out.