North Carolina House Majority Leader Mike Hager will resign his seat in the general assembly on Tuesday.
Hager, R-Rutherford, confirmed his departure Saturday morning after WBTV obtained a memo from the North Carolina Republican Party that said he had already resigned.
Although Hager said the memo had been sent prematurely, the three-term lawmaker said he was leaving to devote more time to family.
Hager’s departure comes just weeks after Rep. Charles Jeter, R-Mecklenburg, resigned his seat in late July.
Jeter served as chairman of the House Republican Caucus.
The memo prematurely sent by the NCGOP said party leaders in the 112th House District — which includes parts of Burke and Rutherford Counties — will meet to select Hager’s replacement on Wednesday.
NC GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse praised Hager in an email Saturday.
But he did not respond to a question about why the memo regarding Hager’s resignation was sent before Hager resigned.