Lawmakers Resigns Over Questions About Military Record
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington State Rep. Graham Hunt of Orting has resigned from the Legislature because of questions that he lied about his military record.
A statement posted to Hunt's website Tuesday announced his resignation, saying it was in light of attention to "inconsistencies in the records of my military service."
Hunt served in the Arizona National Guard, but The Seattle Times reported last month that records didn't back up his claims of being a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, or of three military medals he said he earned.
Hunt, who was appointed to the Legislature in 2014 and won election to a full term in November of 2014, has also been accused of lying about being wounded while serving.