West Virginia state Sen. Greg Boso announced Monday he is stepping away from his seat in the 11th District.
The Nicholas County Republican says he is leaving to pursue an opportunity with the Alabama-based engineering firm Forensic Consulting Group.
Boso says his new job will require more travel, which would likely occur during the regular legislative session.
His resignation is effective Thursday, September 26, according to a letter dated Sunday.
Then-Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin appointed Boso to fill the vacancy of Sen. Clark Barnes, who was elected Clerk of the Senate in January 2015. Boso was elected to the seat in 2016.
A Republican Executive Committee will choose three potential replacements before Gov. Jim Justice makes a final decision on an appointment.