Gautreaux announces resignation in Christmas greeting

Sen. Nick Gautreaux will resign as a Louisiana senator, according to a Christmas greeting parish residents received Tuesday night.

The message does not say when is his last day, but sources close to Gautreaux say it could be Wednesday.

Residents began getting the greeting after 5:30 p.m. He wished everyone a Merry Christmas and then informed the person on the other end of the phone that he will resign as the state senator for the district to accept a new job with the Department of Motor Vehicles with the Jindal administration.

The Meridional placed three calls into Gautreaux but none were returned.

If Gautreaux resigns, a special election will have to be held in the next few weeks to replace him.

Gautreaux, from Meaux, has been senator of District 26 for the last six years. He is in the middle of his second term.

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