State Rep. Kyle South (R-Fayette) is resigning his House seat to accept a position as the president and chief executive officer of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.

According to the Tuscaloosa Patch, South will resign from his House seat after the end of the current legislative session. 

The hiring was approved Thursday during a meeting of the Chamber's Board of Directors and his first day on the job is set for July 1.

“The opportunity to lead a 120-year-old business advocacy organization is a challenge that I feel my business experiences and serving as an elected official have prepared me for,” South told the outlet. “The Chamber has a solid reputation for serving businesses by collaborating with national, state, regional, and local government entities. I want to continue to build upon those successes with the team in place at the Chamber and the volunteer network of leaders who recognize what we have here in terms of resources and opportunities.”

South was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2014.

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