SAN ANTONIO – State Rep. Mike Villarreal of San Antonio plans to step down from the Texas Legislature in January in order to focus on his 2015 run for mayor.
According to a news release, Villarreal will announce his intentions at a news conference Sunday at his mayoral campaign headquarters.
The news release stated that despite being re-elected Tuesday to represent District 123, Villarreal informed Gov. Rick Perry that he declined to serve the next legislative session "in order to devote himself full-time to his campaign to be San Antonio's next Mayor."
Villarreal's current term ends Jan. 13, 2015. A special election will be held to fill his seat.
The San Antonio city election will be held in May.