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State senator resigns legislative seat and firefighter job

February 15, 2019

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A state senator has resigned his legislative position and his job as a Cedar Falls firefighter.

Jeff Danielson, of Cedar Falls, submitted his state resignation Thursday. A special election must be held to fill his District 30 seat, which covers Cedar Falls, Hudson and parts of Waterloo in Black Hawk County.

Station KWWL says Danielson cited the Cedar Falls public safety officer program as his reason for both resignations. Firefighters have been wrangling with the city over the use of Cedar Falls police officers being cross-trained to also work as Cedar Falls firefighters.

The Democrat was in his fourth Senate term and has been vice president of the Cedar Falls firefighters union.