Representative David Stover, who has represented parts of Coweta County in the Georgia House, has resigned his seat citing family issues. The Newnan Times Herald has the official line:
Stover married a woman from England last summer, but following his reelection in 2018, he said he intended to serve through the end of his term in 2020, and then would evaluate whether to run again.
In his letter, Stover said the couple is now expecting their first child, with a due date early in the 2020 Georgia General Assembly session.
Stover called the pregnancy a “game changer.”
“My first priority is my family and the pending birth of our baby is something I don’t plan to miss a minute of. And my wife deserves for me to be by her side as she brings our baby safely to term,” Stover said.
Stover sparred with 11Alive news last year over his residency, after he apparently told a British judge he would resign his seat if his wife were not allowed to move her children to the US. At the time, Stover claimed to have moved from his then vacant house into his Mom’s basement, still in his House district.