That was quick. Mike Duvall has resigned from public office.
In a statement on his campaign website, he wrote:
I am deeply saddened that my inappropriate comments have become a major distraction for my colleagues in the Assembly, who are working hard on the very serious problems facing our state. I have come to the conclusion that it would not be fair to my family, my constituents or to my friends on both sides of the aisle to remain in office. Therefore, I have decided to resign my office, effective immediately, so that the Assembly can get back to work.
Duvall’s action came after the married California GOP lawmaker and family values champion was caught on a hot mic bragging graphically to a colleague about his affairs with two women — one of whom is an energy lobbyist.