Top Illinois GOPer Abruptly Resigns Over ‘Cyber Security’ Issues

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July 25, 2016 9:34 a.m.

A top Illinois Republican, well-known as a vocal supporter of Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) and a prolific social media user, abruptly resigned on Sunday, citing “cyber security issues.”

State Rep. Ron Sandack made the announcement after his social media accounts disappeared, fueling rampant speculation. In a statement obtained by Capitol Fax, an Illinois politics blog, Sandack said the security issues made him re-evaluate his work-life balance. He did not elaborate on what those security issues were.

“It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve the people of the 81st district for the past four years in Springfield,” he said in the statement. “But after some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service.”

“I have always recognized there is no greater privilege than being a father and husband,” Sandack also said. “My duties in Springfield [have] meant missing a lot of events in the lives of my children. I am no longer willing to miss important family events.”

The Downers Grove, Illinois Republican, who was finishing his second term, was up for re-election on the November ballot.

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