Sen. George Runner today submitted his notice of resignation ahead of being sworn in to the state Board of Equalization, his office has confirmed.
The Lancaster Republican, who was elected to the tax board Nov. 2, will officially step down next Tuesday, Dec. 21. His Board of Equalization term officially begins Jan. 3.
The governor will have 14 days from the date of the resignation to call a special election to fill the 17th Senate District seat. The election will be conducted under the state's new top-two primary rules.