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Nevada Lawmaker Resigns Amid Campaign Finance Investigation

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada lawmaker is resigning amid an investigation involving the use of campaign contributions that prompted law enforcement to raid his home in May.

Las Vegas Assemblyman Alex Assefa tendered his resignation to Gov. Steve Sisolak on Monday in a letter that did not mention the investigation but addressed questions about whether his primary residence was in the Spring Valley district he represents.

In the letter, which was first reported by the Review-Journal, Assefa maintains that he initially misunderstood Nevada law requiring legislators to live in the districts they represent but later determined his residency violated the law after deeper review.