Greg Brower resigns Nevada Senate seat

State Senator Greg Brower has resigned the District 15 seat representing west and southwest Reno.

“I couldn’t say no to a very interesting opportunity,” he said.

Brower will move to Washington, D.C. to become Deputy Counsel General to the FBI.

It won’t be the Republican’s first position with the Justice Department. He previously served as U.S. Attorney to the state of Nevada.

He announced his departure in a resignation letter to Gov. Brian Sandoval dated Monday, also resigning from the Mining Oversight and Accountability Commission and the Gaming Policy Committee, all effective Feb. 20.

During the 2015 session, he chaired the Judiciary Committee and served as vice-chairman of Revenue and Economic Development.

“I’ll miss Reno and sort of miss the Legislature,” he said tongue in cheek.

Brower, who was sharply criticized for his vote in favor of the tax package to increase education funding, had previously announced he would not seek re-election to the Senate.

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