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Wed April 17, 2013
DeBolt says he's stepping down as minority leader
House Minority Leader Richard DeBolt is stepping down as minority leader because of recent health issues.
DeBolt, a Republican from Chehalis, announced to his colleagues on the House floor Wednesday that he would be leaving his role, but would still serve out his two-year term.
He had missed several days at the Legislature last week and was hospitalized after he collapsed at his home last week.
DeBolt suffered from potassium imbalances two years ago and has had some kidney problems that he's been taking medication for, according to Rep. Joel Kretz of Wauconda, who has been named acting minority leader until the caucus does a leadership reorganization.