State Representative Bryan Slaton has resigned from office after allegations of having an improper relationship with a female staff member and providing alcohol to a minor. The House Investigative Committee had called for his expulsion and scheduled a vote to expel Slaton for Tuesday. GOP leaders in Hopkins County and at least one of the other counties he represents called for his immediate resignation. Slaton resigned in a letter to Gov. Abbott and Chief House Clerk Stephen Brown.
Slaton represented Hopkins, Hunt, and Van Zandt counties in the legislature.